Christ and the apostles stand immediately above the semi-dome of the apse on the triumphal arch. Christ is flanked by Saints Peter and Paul who have their recognisable features of white hair and beard for St. Peter and a dark beard and receding hairline for St. Paul. Although the scene has been quite damaged, some elements are very well preserved and the image of St. Paul was the only illustration used in the commemorative service books handed to priests during Pope John Paul II's visit to Damascus in 2001.
Date of Visit
3rd May 2003
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Emma Loosley, “Christ and the apostles,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed July 1, 2022, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/682.