Kurbinovo, Church of St. George.
 
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Title:Kurbinovo, Church of St. George
Notes:"The devotional images that flank the opening of the sanctuary, nave, and church acknowledge the thresholds that marked spaces of graduated holiness. Each of the marked spaces has a theological symbolism according to Symeon, archbishop of Thessalonike (1416/17-29), who interprets the tripartite division of a church with regard to audience and the symbolic understanding of space, associating the church, metaphorically, with the Holy Trinity. According to Symeon, the narthex indicates the earth, the nave represents heaven and paradise, and the sanctuary symbolizes heaven and the sphere beyond heaven." (Gerstel, 129)
Date:1191
Building:St. George Church
Object/Function:Architecture
City/Town:Kurbinovo
Country:Macedonia

Lectionary links:BProp11
General Subject:Church

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Record Number:54604 Last Updated: 2021-02-04 17:03:33 Record Created: 2011-05-30 15:48:24
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Thresholds of the Sacred: Architectural, Art Historical, Liturgical, and Theological Perspectives on Religious Screens, East and West
Author:Gerstel, Sharon E. J., ed.
Publisher:Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Date:2007