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  • Christus Pantocrator in dome 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    Christ Pantocrator in the dome of the Church of Hagios Demetrios. The tradition continues in this orthodox church built in the middle of a resort complex, maintaining the tradition of the Christ Pantrocator in the dominant ...
  • Iconostasis of Hagios Demetrios 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    Iconostasis of Hagios Demetrios
  • The church of Hagios Demetrios 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    Exterior shot of Hagio Demetrios. In the "Greek Village" part of a resort on the island of Samos, 21st century.
  • Dome at Cyril and Methodius 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    Shot of Christ as central figure in the dome of the church. While the icon of Cyril and Methodius is covered with silver and placed above the bishop's chair, nonetheless the tradition of placing Christ in the dominant ...
  • Icon of Cyril and Methodius 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    Icon of Cyril and Methodius above bishop's chair in the Church of Cyril of Methodius.
  • Church of Saint Cyril and Methodius 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    Exterior shot. 20th century Thessaloniki.
  • Dome of the Church of the Holy Apostles 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    Shot of the dome depicting Christ as Pantocrator.
  • Church of the Holy Apostles 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    Exterior shot of the Church of the Holy Apostles. Church dating to c.a. 11th century in the Ancient Agora, Athens.
  • Dome of Hagia Sophia, Thessaloniki 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    Christ sitting on the orb of the cosmos surrounded by apostles with Mary flanked by angels on the circumference of the dome.
  • Nave of Hagia Sophia, Thessaloniki 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    Shot of nave depicting Mary and child in the half dome of the apse.
  • Hagia Sophia, Thessaloniki 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    Exterior shot of Hagia Sophia, Thessaloniki, 8th century. The influence of Hagia Sophia coalesced with the theological concern that the veneration of martyrs might supplant the awareness of the centrality of Christ. ...
  • Nave of Hagios Demetrios 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    Nave of Hagios Demetrios.
  • Basilica of Agios Demetrios 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    Exterior shot of the Hagios Demetrios. Fifth century AD. Majestic basilicas were also built in the Eastern Empire as the continuance of Hagios demetrios demonstrates.
  • Dome of Hagia Sophia 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    Close up shot of Dome of Hagia Sophia. From church to mosque under Kemal Ataturk, the mosque became a museum.
  • Interior Dome of Hagia Sophia 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    The interior of the dome of Hagia Sophia is the largest in the world. The center of the dome containing the image of Christ as Pantocrater was covered with Islamic calligraphy.
  • Interior Nave and Apse 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    Interior of Nave and Apse. With the fall of Constantinople in 1453, Hagia Sophia was converted into a mosque.
  • Hagia Sophia Apse and Dome 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    Hagia Sophia Apse and Dome
  • Hagia Sophia 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
    Long Exterior shot of Hagia Sophia. Two factors influence the dominant use of the dome in Eastern church architecture. One is the example which has been previously illustrated of the use of the dome with all of its ...
  • Agios Georgios 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
    Close-up Apse mosaic of Christ enthroned with apostles and martyrs ca 400.
  • Apse of Agios Georgios 

    Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    Apse of Agios Georgios with vestiges of the apse mosaic showing Christ.

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