Interior of the sanctuary of the
Syrian Orthodox Church of Hah, Turkey.
A silver clad Bible rests upon a wooden stand that is drapped with
a piece of decorated cloth. This is a common feature in all
Syriac Orthodox and Assuri (Church of the East) sanctuaries.
Cloth decorated with scene of Madonna, Christ child, and two angels
from the Syrian Orthodox Church of Hah, Turkey. It is likely that a decorated
piece of cloth would have been positioned in the doorways leading into
the haikal (Syriac, temple/holy room) and Beth Ma'mudita (Syriac, baptistery),
Color Photographic credit: Professor Michael Fuller, STLCC - Meramec
Website created 30 August 2007.