Photographer's Note

This is a fresco from the cope of the Osogovo Monastery. The fresco is an illustration to the Apocalypse (the Revelation of John) from the New Testament. Though the frescoes have been repainted in the last century, they follow a millennium old traditions in visual presentation of the Scriptures.

The central figure is Christ in the circle. Next to him is St.John, who wrote down the Revelation. The inscriptions on the circle says: "Apocalypse or Revelation. I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end" (Alpha is the first letter and Omega is the last letter of the Greek alphabet). Then beneath the circle follow scenes from the different chapters of the Revelation.

Beyond the arches are other illustrations - mainly to the New testament.

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Additional Photos by Anton Lefterov (edal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1105 W: 96 N: 1988] (6804)
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