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Agia Anna Church

About Church

A short distance from the Ottoman mosque and adjacent to the Ottoman monument bearing the name HÜZÜRÜ (HUZURI) SULTAN TOMB stands the Church of Agia Anna, which was constructed in accordance with a simple architectural design and with inexpensive materials after the invasion in order to fulfil the religious obligations of the refugee residents of the community. The structure has a semi-hexagonal arch and a bell tower. The bell tower is a metal structure located in the northwest corner of the church’s atrium. The roof is constructed of wood and coated with tiles. The original roofing material was tin. The main entrance is located to the north, and there are three other doors: two to the south (one of which is the sanctuary’s door), and one double door to the west. The iconostasis is made of wood and contains numerous contemporary images of Saints. Later, a mansion-like structure was added behind the temple, the enclosure was fenced in, restrooms were constructed, a small garden was designed, and trees were planted. The modest church in the village may lack grandeur, but it serves the residents’ religious requirements adequately. You may ponder why the church is named after Agia Anna rather than another Saint. Learn that the parish church of the former Christian community of Alektora was dedicated to Agia Anna, one of the holy persons who were called to serve the divine plan for the salvation of humanity through the incarnation of God, as reported by residents of the neighbouring villages, particularly Pissouri. Agia Anna is especially revered within the Alektora community. The church commemorates the Theotokou conception on December 9 and her Assumption on July 25. She is also recognised on September 9 alongside her spouse Joachim.

Agia Anna Church in Alektora Village

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