Thursday, May 26, 2016

Rock Church, Prokopi

The Rock Church, found in the town of Prokopi (Modern day Urgup) in Cappadocia, is located near the house where St John the Russian lived. Due to this, it is believed that maybe the Saint went to the Liturgy here. Some have even stated that the Saint’s relics might have been placed here. On the other hand, another belief is that they were placed in the main Church building in town, which unfortunately does not exist today. Also the name of this Church is lost. Some are convinced it was dedicated to St George, being renamed to St John the Russian after the fame of the latter local Saint increased. However, these are merely speculations. 

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