Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Apostle Andrew's Church, Loutraki

Apostle Andrew's Church in Loutraki, Southern Greece, is currently a historical monument. It is built in a cross shape, having three domes. It was constructed in the 14th century A.D, during the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Ioanni Katakouzino (1341- 1354), who gave up his royal titles, becoming a monk on Mount Athos and renamed Ioasaf. 

It also has a crypt, where Saint Andrew hid whilst Roman soldiers were chasing him. Tradition states that a spider web stopped the soldiers entering the crypt, saving the Apostle, who was on his way to Patra.

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