St Mark’s, Zante

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Posted in categories: Culture, Greece

The Solomos museum, and next to it the Catholic Church of St Mark’s. Solomos got the Central Square named after him; this square, one block back, is still St Mark’s. Even though the museum was originally an Orthodox church. It helps that the Venetians not have Orthodoxy as their state religion.

Greek Catholics exist, and I have seen plenty of Catholic churches, in Corfu, Iraklio, Salonica, and Athens.

But Greece has a state religion, and unlike the Republic of Venice, Catholicism is not it. Compared to the commanding presence of Orthodox churches in Greek towns, Catholic churches in Greece have always given me the impression that they are somewhat plain and meek-looking on the outside. Like they are trying not to draw undue attention to themselves.
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