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The church of St. Catherine at Heraclion Crete

  
  
  
  

Greece Travel Guide|Religious Tourism

The church of St. Catherine is located in the center of Heraklion, north of the sanctuary of St. Mina. Survives from the period of Venetian domination and was Metochion at Mount Sinai.


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The church of St. Catherine is located in the center of Heraklion, north of the sanctuary of St. Mina. Survives from the period of Venetian domination and was Metochion at Mount Sinai.
St. Catherine church was of particular importance for the Cretans, because I had installed and operated at the time of the famous Venetian School of Arts and Letters, and was a kind of Mediterranean University in the 16th and 17th century. There he taught Greek literature, theology, rhetoric, etc.

(From the School that sparked great personalities of enslaved Greece, as Cyril the Lukaris the Meletius Piga, the Hortatsis the Vitsentzos Kornaros and others, most probably by Dominic Greco).

Today the church houses the Museum of Religious Art (Byzantine Museum of Heraklion) with collection of Byzantine icons, manuscripts, frescoes of the 13th and 14th century carvings and works of important Cretan painters. These include a series of six art-masterpiece-pictures of the famous Michael Damascus, which was, as believed, the first teacher of Greco.