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Monstrance, Church of Aghia Paraskevi at Ano Pedina (early C 19th)
(Photo: Triantaphyllos Sioulis)
Monstrance with details, Church of Aghios Ioannis o Prodromos at Krya (1759)
(Photo: Triantaphyllos Sioulis)
Monstrance, Church for the Repose of the Virgin Mary at Chrysobitsa (1781)
(Photo: Triantaphyllos Sioulis)
Monstrance, Church of Aghios Demetrios at Frangades (1779)
(Photo: Triantaphyllos Sioulis)
Monstrance, Church of the Prophet Elias at Bitsa (late C 18th, early C 19th)
(Photo: Triantaphyllos Sioulis)

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14/11/2006
The monstrance

Triantaphyllos Sioulis

© Ioannina Prefecture
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It is a sacred vessel within which is preserved the pre sanctified Consecrated bread for the urgent needs of the faithful.
In relation to their decoration, on some occasions they were constructed from valuable materials such as gold or silver and on other occasions they were made from wood in the shape of a church, of a large or small dimension, in a complex or simpler form.
The monstrances that are used in nowadays in the churches were metallic in earlier times and more recently but also wood sculptured, such as the monstrance of the church for the Repose of the Virgin Mary at Chrysobitsa, etc.
In relation to the wooden monstrances, they were usually in the shape of a church, whilst their sculptured and ο painted decorative varied and it did not always follow that of the other wood sculptured objects in the churches.