Cathedral - the Presbytery

At this point, inoltrandoci along the nave, chancel we approach the area, formed by two structures, climb through the first three steps, which lead to the first upper floor, where there are two pulpits of questionable recent construction, with two fragments, in each of archaeological recarolingi, removed from the nearby museum.
The solution was determined by today's post-conciliar liturgical needs.
In the middle you see the gravestone of John De Filippi, former bishop of Zante, transferred the seat of Caorle in 1718 and died here in 1738.
At the sides, two balustrades are the rest of the balustrade preconciliar, but perhaps obtained employing some elements of the ancient iconostasis, according to recent hypotheses.
You access the presbytery by more than three steps.
It should be noted at this point, on the left side of the hollow pillar, the so-called marble greek hydria of the Wedding at Cana, in the friendly local tradition, with the writing in greek uddton (water):
almost certainly it is holy water of the sixth century, imported here from elsewhere, perhaps dalI'area Middle East, close to the similar style of Torcello.
In codesta area rose the marble icono stasis, the equal of Torcello and S. Mark and another there, demolished between 1645 and 1648 postridentine liturgical requirements.
Larima particular analysis of the presbytery he turns his eyes to the huge triumphal arch that dominates the town, built in double ring, decorated with frescoes noreali motifs of palmettes.
Since it now hangs a large wooden crucifix, of the early fifteenth century, on the cross lobed.
I'arcone exceeded, we are introduced in the apse light radiated by three windows, which filter the morning light, an obvious symbol of the Three Divine Persons of the Trinity and in a reminiscence of Ravenna.
The top, or apse, contains a series of frescoes, the second seems the seventeenth century, with likely stories of Catherine Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, arrived in Caorle in 1489, he says after a sea storm on the way back from Cyprus to Venice.
Very little remains of them now.
A slight denticulated cornice marble divides the bowl from the lower part, which is also painted, at least in part, based on the fragments of a fresco on the lower side to the right, have recently appeared.
Rather, above the marble credenzena are legible figures of the Madonna Enthroned with the sides of the portaprofumi Magdalene and Saint John Ev. and perhaps Stephen diac.
Below, there were curious symbolic signs with graffiti, with initial capital letters (B) followed by an X (ics) or cross of St. Andrea and short sentences to read. I1 gave the most precious engraved figure is reduced to 1387 in the top left corner of the box: where is I'anno Caorle was destroyed by Simon de Gavardi, archdeacon of Koper, an ally of Padova in the war with Venice, Carrara.
To return to the symbolic designs, it is obvious a diamond surmounted by a cross with a spear on the right (or a shroud?) And below a pectoral cross lobed.
Beneath the roar you can not decipher a Jh (Esus) per homin (e) s (Jesus for men).
A roar like ours it is not uncommon in the graffiti of pilgrims to the holy places. Perhaps the letter B refers to B (on) and X (ics) or cross of St. Andrea replied to Andrea cryptographic language: so should we suggest reading: Bon Andrew, Bishop of Caorle these years, validating assumptions bishop's pectoral cross with the neighbor.

 

 

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