A JOURNEY ÔÏ THE HOLY LAND through the proskynetarie from the Byzantine and Christian Museum.
30 July 2017 until 31 October 2017
at the museum of the Holy Monastery of Annunciation (Evangelistria) of Skiathos
In more recent times, beginning in the 16th century and culminating in the period between the 17th and 19th century, systematic information regarding the holy pilgrimage sites that must not be missed by the visitor are given in manuscript and printed proskynetaria (pilgrim’s guides) to the Holy Land. These travel guides, usually illustrated, are intended for Orthodox Christians and contain information regarding the stations in Christ’s earthly life and Passion. The illustrations of the Proskynetaria mark spatial entities which serve as a map of the holy shrines, a holy geography of the places through which Christ passed during his earthly life.