container of the uncontainable [Χώρα του Ἀχωρήτου] – Istanbul Picture

container of the uncontainable [Χώρα του Ἀχωρήτου]
Medieval Byzantine Chant, 7th century AD.
Title: "Τη Υπερμάχω Στρατηγώ" (Unto the Defender General)
Service: Akathist Hymn
Performers: Greek Byzantine Choir
Album: "The Akathist Hymn"

Τῇ ὑπερμάχῳ στρατηγῷ τὰ νικητήρια,
Ὡς λυτρωθεῖσα τῶν δεινῶν εὐχαριστήρια,
Ἀναγράφω σοι ἡ Πόλις σου Θεοτόκε.
Ἀλλ᾿ ὡς ἔχουσα τὸ κράτος ἀπροσμάχητον,
Ἐκ παντοίων με κινδύνων ἐλευθέρωσον,
Ἵνα κράζω σοι· Χαῖρε, Νύμφη ἀνύμφευτε.

Unto the Defender General the dues of victory,
and for the deliverance from woes, the thanksgiving
I, Thy city, ascribe Thee, O Theotokos.
And having your might unassailable,
deliver me from all danger
so that I may cry unto Thee:
Rejoice, O Bride unwedded.

Medieval Byzantine Chant dedicated to Virgin Mary.
Title: "Απεστάλη εξ ουρανού" (Sent from the Heavens)
Performers: Greek Byzantine Choir
Album: "Hymns to the Most Holy Theotokos"




14th century mosaic detail from
north dome of the inner narthex
Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora, Istanbul…
Chora Museum, Chora Monastery (Contantinople)
Μονή της Χώρας, Μουσείο Χώρας, Κωνσταντινούπολη
Kariye Müzesi, Kariye Camii, Kariye Kilisesi, Istanbul……

Inner Narthex: Cycle of the Life of the Virgin

Three bays of the inner narthex are devoted to the story of the Virgin, from miraculous birth to miraculous pregnancy. The unfamiliar subject is based on the Protevangelium, or Apocryphal Gospel of St. James, which was widely accepted during the Middle Ages. The Genealogy of Christ fills the two dome mosaics of the inner narthex in the northern and southern bays [7-81]. The mosaic encrusted domes are known as pumpkin domes with undulating, faceted surfaces. The result is multiple curves that capture the light from many angles, creating a shimmering surface and suffusing the interior with a golden glow. The Bust of the Virgin, surrounded by the royal ancestry, is in the north dome and the Bust of Christ is in the south dome.…

Image published by fusion-of-horizons on 2017-01-31 12:22:11 and used under Creative Commons license.

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