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Derchi Baptist Church

Village Derchi is located in Tskaltubo Municipality, on the left bank of the Rioni River. In the centre of the village there is a Baptist Church from the 14th century. The structure is supported by a double socle. From the outside the church is covered with yellowish-green sandstone hewn bricks of various sizes and is crowned with the cornice shelf, its facades are not decorated. The inside walls were completely covered with murals. Nowadays the church is partially destroyed however the colourful gamma of preserved paintings is extinguished. One of them illustrates Virgin Mary with her child in her hands standing between two archangels. Below there is a traditional composition of “Eucharist". In the lower register of the altar there is a painting "sacrifice of worship” and below there are the seven major festive scenes: Annunciation, Christmas, Epiphany, Presentation of the Lord, Resurrection of Lazarus, Entry into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday) and Crucifixion. On the north wall there are images of ktetors (people who provide the funds for construction or reconstruction of an Orthodox monastery) – a man and two women (with no inscriptions under them).


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