The altar in the Chaldean Catholic church in Diyarbakr (Turkey) is illuminated with electric lights. Oil lamps would have been provided a more subdued light during Medieval times. Professors Michael Fuller and Neathery Fuller visited the Chaldean Catholic Church and the Meryemana Kilisesi (Turkish, Church of the Virgin Mary) in Diyarbakr on 14 September 1989. The later belongs to the tradition of the Syriac Orthodox Church.


A raised relief panel showing the Cross, angels and a Syriac inscription.

The Bible belonging the church in Diyarbakr (Turkey).


Small objects of devotion in the church in Diyarbakr (Turkey).

Electrified oil lamps and chandelier in front of the haikal of the church in Diyarbakr.



Small statue dedicated to St. Antonius in the Chaldean Catholic church in Diyarbakr (Turkey).



Carved stone panels in the corner of an ancient in Diyarbakr, Turkey.



A carved marble panel mounted onto the wall of the church.

Another view of a carved marble panel with Syriac inscription marking the grave of Dionysios Yakub bar Saliby.


Splayed arm cross carved from basalt in the Meryemana Kikisesei church of Diyarbakr, Turkey. This stone and the marble piece (with Syriac inscription) mark the grave of Dionysios Yakub bar Saliby.

 






Color Photographic credit: Professor Michael Fuller, STLCC - Meramec
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