External Narthex

The external narthex is the entrance to the church. Above the main door leading to the inner narthex is a Pantocrator mosaic.

Paralysed patient with Kafernaum

Bread Duplication

In this scene in the south-east direction, where the empty bread baskets are seen, Jesus asks them to give him the bread they have brought with them. "Jesus took the five loaves and the two fish, and lifted up his eyes to heaven and gave thanks; then he broke the loaves and gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people. Everyone ate and was satisfied". Five thousand people were fed by this miracle.

Paralysed Patient with Kafernaum

When Jesus' Messiahship began to spread from tongue to tongue, a large congregation began to wait for him wherever he went. In the scene to the south of the vault, Jesus, invited to a house in the city of Capernaum, is seen healing a paralysed patient who is brought in through the roof.

The Miracle of Kana

Jesus, who was invited to a wedding in Cana, saw that the wine was running out and asked the wedding host to fill the jars with water and then told him to pour the wine into the jars. When he then asked him to drink from this water, the man was astonished because the water that had just been poured out had turned into wine of the best quality.

Joseph's Dream

When Mary comes to Elizabeth's house and meets her, the foetus in her womb moves and the Spirit of God descends on her. Mary says to Elizabeth: "You are the beloved woman of God and the child in your womb is blessed by God". The baby is John the Baptist. Mary stayed with Elizabeth for three months and then returned to her own home.When Joseph returned home and found Mary pregnant, he thought of leaving her secretly. He falls asleep with this troubling thought. In his dream, an angel came and said, "Do not leave your wife. The baby in her womb has been left by the spirit of jerusalem. A son will be born. You will name this child Jesus. He will cleanse humanity from their sins. It was prophesied by the prophet Isaiah. This prophet says; Behold, a virgin will conceive, bring a son into the world and name him Emanuil (Emanuil: God is with us.) When Joseph wakes up, he believes what the angel said. Taking his family with him, they set off to Bethlehem for the census.