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Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta, Civita

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#15 of 126 in Historic Sites in Province of Cosenza
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  • This orthodox church was so beautiful. Please don't miss a visit here. This church, the view from the town and the Devils Bridge are the main attractions. 
    This orthodox church was so beautiful. Please don't miss a visit here. This church, the view from the town and the Devils Bridge are the main attractions.  more »
  • The church is on the main square and is filled with lovely art work and religious articles. The people hold their beliefs dear and take good care of their church. 
    The church is on the main square and is filled with lovely art work and religious articles. The people hold their beliefs dear and take good care of their church.  more »
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  • . In the historic centre, in addition to the chapel of Sant'Antonio and the sixteenth-century one of Santa Maria della Consolazione, it is worth visiting the church of Santa Maria Assunta, built in Baroque style in the second half of the sixteenth century. The layout is oriental: it looks towards the sunrise and bears the symbols and forms of Byzantine theology. Today, in fact, the church has the iconostasis (the wall that holds the icons) and the Greek altar. The Byzantine liturgy is celebrated there, because the Albanians of Italy are Catholics of the Greek rite. In the church, therefore, the statues are replaced by icons: those of Christ Pantokr├átor and the Virgin Hodegetria were painted by Alfonso Caccese, and those of the twelve festivals of the year have come from Athens. Even the iconostasis in walnut and olive wood is recent, from thirty years ago. (Source: most beautiful villages in Italy)
  • An extraordinary little church with splendid frescoes and a very beautiful choir in the Orthodox style.

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