Church of The Assumption of Virgin Mary

Church of The Assumption of Virgin Mary, Syros

Church of The Assumption of Virgin Mary

Church of The Assumption of Virgin Mary
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Georgia_M
Piraeus, Greece127 contributions
Business
This impessive church was built in the early 19th century and it' s found in Ermoupolis, Near the center of the town. Yet, one should visit it as well because of the El Greco painting entitled "Dormition of Virgin Mary" which is dated around 1560. The entrance for both the temple and the painting is, of course, for free.We were lucky enough when we visited the church to meet Father Kostas who told us all about the touching story of the painting and who thankfully has nothing to do with the Greek priests 's stereotype!
Written August 1, 2016
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jrad669
Palm Springs, CA7 contributions
This is a wonderful little church, and although there are a lot of wonderful little churches in Greece, this one has an original El Greco. What a wonderful surprise. Well worth the visit!
Written July 15, 2019
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Taxidiotissa
London, UK586 contributions
Couples
This church 'Koimisi tis Theotokou' translates as Church of the 'Dormition of the Mother of God', and it's here that you'll find an authentic icon of the same name painted by the world famous Greek painter El Greco around 1567. It's just inside the main entrance on your right, before you enter the main body of the church. If you look closely, you can see the signature of El Greco 'Dominikos Theotokopoulos' on the base of the central candelabra. Just another surprising find in Hermoupolis, and well worth a visit. The church can be found next door to the (closed?) casino on Stamatiou Proiou.
Written October 3, 2015
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hcoumoussis
Athens, Greece42 contributions
Friends
The church is beautiful as all the churches were saw in Syros. The highlight though is the painting of El Greco. It is a small painting at the entrance of the church to your right.
Written September 28, 2017
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Marinos Poulos
Salt Lake City, UT98 contributions
Solo
This is a most beautiful church and I am glad that I went to see it. I have been an admirer of Domenikos Theotokopoulos (El Greco) and his paintings, and I needed to see his Icon of the Dormition of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary) that he painted around 1560.
Written November 2, 2016
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Nikolaos R
Athens, Greece1,145 contributions
This is one of the first churches in Syros.Renovated after WW2.Beautiful deccoration and one of the first works of El Greco.I don't have to say a lot because there is Papa Kostas who will give all information about everythink.He is one of the best priest I ever met and I think people like him are extraordinary.MUST GO THERE if you are in Syros
Written April 13, 2016
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David D
Devon, UK16,634 contributions
Couples
Friday 13th July and we were out and about exploring and sightseeing in Ermoupolis, and we visited this Church.

We nearly walked passed this Church as was not too clear what the building was, we walked up some steps and entered the Church through the gated entrance.

The Church is situated on Stamatiou Proiou, which is a couple streets back from the Port.

We were not prepared for the magnificent sight that greated us as we entered this Church, it was stunning

There were such eyecatching featutres, the extremely ornate pulpit, green marble pillars supporting the ceiling with impressive chandeliers hanging from it. The altar was absolutely amazing with its glorious icons and some many small religious paintings above, it dominated the entire back of the Church.

There were incredible icons and religious images around the Church, including the famous icon painted by El Grecco - the Dormition of the Virgin Mary.

We did notice that the Church was also know as the Church of Dormition, perhaps as result of the icon, which we did not know the meaning of Dormition, so after our visit we checked the term out. We discovered it meant in the Orthodox Church, the passing of the Virgin Mary from earthly life.

The feast, in honour of the Dormition, is celebrated on 15 August, this corresponds to the Assumption in the Western Church.

Well worth spending some time walking around this amazing sacred place.
Written July 25, 2018
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kikibrl
Argostolion, Greece129 contributions
Couples
The church of ""koimhshs the Panagias ten Psarianwn "" was built from people of Creta moved in Syros .Probably somebody brought the icon that Domenico Theotokopoulos paint without knowing how precious was.Very recently a connoisseur who visited the church discover the icon and its
Importance.He cleaned and restaured the icon and from now on we can admire this work of art .The name is not so clear
but when you magnify the foto you can see the name in black colour.BUT another thing you admire is father KONSTANTINOS
always ready to give you any detail and answer concerning the church.Happy to meet him this very passionated person
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Written May 28, 2018
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NFratzeskos
Athens, Greece183 contributions
Family
We were amazed not only by El Greco`s icon but also by experiencing such a truly unique masterpiece as a whole! A sacred place with a long history. A piece of the important contribution of Psara to the Greek Nation. We are grateful to Father Constantinos for his detailed presentation of the church. This is the No.1 place to visit in Syros.
Written October 9, 2017
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