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The shot was taken inside the church of Panagia Ekatontapiliani, whose name actually means "the Church of 100 doors". The church dates to 326AD. Its oldest features likely predate the adoption of Christianity as the state religion of the Roman Empire in 391 AD. The church was purportedly founded by the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great (ruled 306337 AD), Saint Helen, during her pilgrimage to the Holy Land when she stopped to worship at a chapel on the island. Later Justinian is credited for initiating construction on the site as well.Ekatontapyliani is a renowned Marian pilgrimage church of the Aegean, second only to the famed Megalochare church on nearby Tenos Island.

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  • Copyright: vladimir apostol (vladvadim) (28)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-08-20
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/4.8, 1/8 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-10-31 5:41
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