The fragmentary remains on the stone lower half of the iconostasis is believed to represent the parable of the wise and foolish virgins (Matthew 25), which is commemorated in the Syrian Orthodox Church by the feast of Nahireh on the evening of Palm Sunday.
Date of Visit
3rd May 2003
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Emma Loosley, “Fresco of the Wise and Foolish Virgins,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed October 28, 2021, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/532.