Saint Nicholas at Voronet Monastery

Gura Humorului, Romania

photos courtesy of Ake Dahllof

The 15th century Voronet Monastery Katholikon of Saint George is perhaps the most famous church in Romania. It is known as the “Sistine Chapel of the East” for its extensive frescoes, inside and out. They are particularly known for their vivid blues and reds. Seventeen scenes from the life of Saint Nicholas are on the south facade. The church is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Voronet Monastery St Nicholas fresco
Birth of Saint Nicholas
Voronet Monastery St Nicholas fresco
Schooling for Saint Nicholas
Voronet Monastery St Nicholas fresco
St Nicholas is consecrated deacon
Voronet Monastery St Nicholas fresco
Saint Nicholas is consecrated bishop
Voronet Monastery St Nicholas fresco
Saint Nicholas appears to Constantine
Voronet Monastery St Nicholas fresco
The generals importune Saint Nicholas
Voronet Monastery St Nicholas fresco
Saint Nicholas stops an execution
Voronet Monastery St Nicholas fresco
Saint Nicholas expels demons from a tree
Voronet Monastery St Nicholas fresco
Saint Nicholas provides dowry money
Voronet Monastery St Nicholas fresco
Saint Nicholas saves Demetrios
Voronet Monastery St Nicholas fresco
Saint Nicholas heals a demoniac
Voronet Monastery St Nicholas fresco
Saint Nicholas saves a ship
Voronet Monastery St Nicholas fresco
Saint Nicholas destroys the temple of Artemis
Voronet Monastery St Nicholas fresco
Saint Nicholas defeats a demon disguised as an angel
Voronet Monastery St Nicholas fresco
Saint Nicholas sees the angels of the Lord
Voronet Monastery St Nicholas fresco
Saint Nicholas heals the lepers
Voronet Monastery St Nicholas fresco
The death of Saint Nicholas
Voronet Monastery St Nicholas fresco
South facade with scenes from the lives of St. Nicholas and Saint John the New;
the Nicholas scenes at the top left, continuing for three rows

Photos copyright © Ake Dahllof, TravelBlog Ake Och Emma, used by permission.

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