The Chapel of All Saints, or 'Crypt Chapel,' was built and designed as a private funerary chapel for the Community of St. John the Baptist. It is situated above the crypt, where Father Sophrony and other members of the community are buried. The subjects for the wall paintings were chosen with the themes of death and resurrection, offering hope in the face of death.
The colours were kept light. The technique used was pure fresco, plastered by Ron King, and executed by various members of the community, the final touches being in egg tempera.
The various themes. all touching on resurrection, are from both the Old and New Testaments: creation; the Fall and its consequences; the Old Testament readings for the Holy Week, most notably Holy Saturday; the resurrection scenes from the New Testament; the appearance of Christ after his resurrection; the death-less death of the Mother of God; Sisoes' vision of the world's vanity at the sight of the grave of Alexander the Great; and the Last Judgment.
In the sanctuary, the themes are the offertory prayer from St. Basil's liturgy and the various scenes of sacrifice from the Old Testament, dominated on the eastern wall by Christ's descent into hell. The images in this book are accompanied with biblical and other texts, taken from the frescoes, with their references on pages 146-148
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