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Record ID CRID:74
Type of record Single Monument
Date of record 28-11-2012
Registrar Natasa Michailidou
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Monument type Immovable Monument
Monument Code CHURCH0052

Monument Name Sts. Cosmas and Damian church in Sandanski
Related Institution Holy Diocese of Nevrokop
Location Name Sandanski
Date of construction
1861 AD
Short Description The “Sts. Cosmas and Damianos” church was built in 1861. This is proved by an inscription above the entrance door. The piece of land, on which it was built, had been donated by the Popovski family from St. Vrach village (today’s town of Sandanski ). Initially, church books in Greek were introduced into the service, and after 1871 – in church-slavonic. A special room for school purposes was built up in its porch in 1875. In 1997, the church along with the area around it was renewed.
The church represents a three-nave basilica with small, square windows on the southern and eastern walls. The roofs are casetted and flat with attractive board applications over the central nave. The woman’s section is defined in the western part. The wood carved iconostasis together with the Royal Gates and the Crucifixion are objects of a great value.




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Monument type Immovable Monument
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Code CHURCH0052

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Name
Monument Name Sts. Cosmas and Damian church in Sandanski
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Institution
Related Institution Holy Diocese of Nevrokop




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Location Name Sandanski
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Short Description
Short Description The “Sts. Cosmas and Damianos” church was built in 1861. This is proved by an inscription above the entrance door. The piece of land, on which it was built, had been donated by the Popovski family from St. Vrach village (today’s town of Sandanski ). Initially, church books in Greek were introduced into the service, and after 1871 – in church-slavonic. A special room for school purposes was built up in its porch in 1875. In 1997, the church along with the area around it was renewed.
The church represents a three-nave basilica with small, square windows on the southern and eastern walls. The roofs are casetted and flat with attractive board applications over the central nave. The woman’s section is defined in the western part. The wood carved iconostasis together with the Royal Gates and the Crucifixion are objects of a great value.




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Date of construction
1861 AD
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Decoration
Decoration Phase Primary decoration
Decoration Type Painting
Decoration theme Saints, scenes from Christ's life
Location of decoration
Description of decoration The frescoes are done by the icon-painter Andon from the Melnik iconography school, and date back to 1899-1900. The iconostasis is painted.
Related Person Andon
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From 1899 AD
To 1900 AD
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Digital representation CRDGID:43 - Sandanski, Sts. Cosmas and Damian church, wall painting with saints



CRDGID:44 - Sandanski, Sts. Cosmas and Damian church, wall painting "Palm Sunday"



CRDGID:45 - Sandanski, Sts. Cosmas and Damian church, wall painting "Nativity"



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Decoration
Decoration Phase Primary decoration
Decoration Type Woodcut
Decoration theme Plant and animal themes
Location of decoration
Description of decoration The woodcarving is interesting – we can see birds, grape clusters, acanthus leaves.
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Testimonies
Type of testimony Written
Date of testimony
2012 AD
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Description of testimony Written informative text from the Diocese of Nevrokop
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Related Institution Holy Diocese of Nevrokop
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