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Sts. Peter and Paul church in Mechkul

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Record ID CRID:84
Type of record Single Monument
Date of record 19-02-2013
Registrar Natasa Michailidou
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Monument type Immovable Monument
Monument Code CHURCH0055

Monument Name Sts. Peter and Paul church in Mechkul
Related Institution Holy Diocese of Nevrokop
Location Name Mechkul
Date of construction
1892 AD
Short Description It was built in 1892. Structurally it is an example of a domeless three-nave basilica with an apse in the east and an open gallery in the south. The masonry is out of stones. The roof is two-sloped, covered with roof-tiles. There are 3 metal crosses on it. The church has 2 entrances – one in the west (the main one) and another in the south. There are graves behind the apse. The bell, cast in 1898 with decorations and with church-donators’ inscriptions on it, is hung on a purposefully adapted metal construction nearby the northwestern angle of the building.
The interior of the temple is divided in three naves by 2 colonnades with wooden columns which are connected through arches. The iconostasis separates the naos from the altar, and there are wooden bars and a screen of boards between the naos and the narthex.
The roof of the middle nave is higher, made out of boards, with applications. The image of “Christ the Al-mighty” is there in the middle. The roofs of the side naves are flat and wooden.