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Tag Archives: Syriac Churches

İzozoel Church

The beautiful stonework on the bell tower of the church of Mor İzozoel is some of the finest in Midyat. According to tradition, the church was built near the beginning of the 6th century by architects Theodosius and Theodorus, the sons of the architect of Mor Gabriel. However, another story has it that it was built in the 8th century ... Read More »

Mor Stefanos Church

Closed off to the east by the altar, the inner courtyard to the south of the main church serves as a summer worship area. The baptistery of Mor Yuhanon the Baptist lies north of the church, to which it is connected by high vaults. The interior of the church is very elegant with a long, central nave aligned on an ... Read More »

Mor Mihael Church

Syriac records indicate that this Syriac Orthodox church dates no earlier than the late 5th century. The bell tower stands on a 10th-century bastion, while the tombs in the vaulted crypt date from the 2nd century. While the underground chamber is pre- Christian, the church itself is thought to have been built in 495. Read More »

Mor Behirmiz Church

Thought to date from the 6th century, the church served as the seat of the Nestorian metropolitan bishop until 1552. The church was then transferred to the Chaldean Catholic community, who continue to use it to this day. The dome of the church has an octagonal exterior. Read More »

Surp Kevork Church

The church of the Armenian Orthodox community, Surp Kevork is known locally as the ‘Hamra’ church. When the building was being restored in 1780, a stone marked with the date 429 was uncovered. Read More »