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The small medieval church "Sts. Theodore
Tyron and Theodore Stratilates" in the village of Dobursko
discloses its mysterious murals depicting the Virgin Mary
and Christ in a rocket. You can also marvel at the icons painted
by the Bansko School of Iconography in "Holy Trinity" Church.
can peek into the tiny village churches of Dolen, Delchevo,
Kovachevitsa, Leshten, and the locals will readily show you
their miracle-making icons.
old sexton of "St. Dimiter" Church in Teshevo will point out
to you the mural depicting the blinding of Vladimir Rasate,
and will take you up the clock tower to show you the mechanism
that has kept the clock running for over a couple of centuries.
ancient town of Philippi in Greece is the site where St. Paul
established the first Christian church in Europe. The first
woman he converted to Christianity was called Lydia.
You encounter the Christian
symbols of Drama, among which the Archangels' Chapel, "St.
Sophia" Church and its catacombs, the Bishop's Office, and
the Ecclesiastic Museum of Christian Art. The "Virgin Mary
Eikosifinissa" Convent is considered a holy place in northern
Greece. Legend has it that the icon of the Holy Mother was
not painted by a human hand.