church is situated 600m NW of the Goreme Open Air Museum in Kiliclar Valley.
It has a cruciform plan with four columns and a central dome. The arms
of the cross are barrel vaulted. The ceilings in the west corners are flat,
whereas those in the east corners are domed. There are three apses.
The walls are richly decorated with frescoes illustrating a long narration
from the Bible. The church dates back to the end of the 9th and the beginning
of the 10th centuries.
Scenes: Prophetic Vision,
Annunciation, Visitation, Proof of the Virgin, Reproaches of Joseph, Nativity,
Adoration of the Magi, Joseph's Dream, Flight into Egypt, Presentation
of Jesus in the Temple, Calling of John, John and the Christ, Baptism,
Jesus and Zacchaeus, Healing of the Blind Man, Raising of Lazarus, Entry
into Jerusalem, Last Supper, Washing the Disciples Feet, Communion of
the Apostles, Betrayal of Judas, Jesus before Annas and Caiaphas, Jesus
Pilate, Denial by Peter, Way of the Cross, Crucifixion, Descent from the
Cross, Entombment, Anastasis, Women at the Empty Tomb, Blessing and Mission
of the Apostles, Ascension, Pentecost, Koimesis and portraits of saints.