Monday, February 29, 2016

Church of the Dormition

Entrance of the Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Via Mastacchi, Livorno
The entrance of the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Via Mastacchi.
Plaque, Via Mastacchi, Livorno
Church of the Dormition of Our Lady, Via Mastacchi, Livorno
The plaque outside the gate, in Greek and Italian, says: “Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Archdiocese of Italy, church of the Dormition of Our Lady in Livorno.” The small church is barely visible from the outside.
(Photos taken last June)
See also: Old English Cemetery - New English Cemetery

16 comments:

Michelle said...

A very stately gate.

Leif Hagen said...

Looks like an interesting place for a visit! Cheers from Minnesota

Revrunner said...

Very interesting gate details, VP. The church must contain relics.

Lois Evensen said...

Lovely.

William Kendall said...

Just a glimpse is pretty.

Lois said...

That is an impressive looking gate.

Lowell said...

I'm rather surprised as I just assumed that there would not be a lot of Orthodox in Italy. Is that a date palm in the right hand photo?

Dina said...

The Dormition! At first sight of your title I almost thought you might be here on Mt. Zion.
I wonder if there are still some Orthodox in Livorno to come to this nice church.
A photo of the interior is at the Russian Wiki:
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Греческая_община_Ливорно

Karl Demetz said...

This is new to me..., thanks VP !

Luis Gomez said...

Nice!

Sharon Anck said...

We get just a peek at that domed church. It certainly seems to have a Greek look to it.

cieldequimper said...

The gate is delightful! And the peek is nice too and of course makes me want to see more...

bill said...

A nice and unique gate.

RedPat said...

Love that gate!

VP said...

Dina - The interior (and the exterior) shown at the Russian Wikipedia page is a different church: it is the Santissima Annunziata (Most Holy Annunciation) church in Via della Madonna. This is not an Orthodox place of worship, but a Greek-Catholic church following the Byzantine Rite.

Dina said...

Oops, sorry. Thanks VP.