Village in Lebanon, on the right bank of the Nahr al-Jaouz, ca. 15 km. from Batrun. Ruins near the present agglomeration mark the site of an abandoned village with a small church known as the Chapel of Saydat Kharāʾib (Our Lady of the Ruins). A fire caused the half-dome of the apse to be covered with a layer of soot, hiding a depiction of the Deisis Vision. The nave’s fragmented decoration consists of a tonsured St. Domatius on the north wall, and a fragmented Nativity scene opposite him. The estimated date of these murals is the first half of the 13th cent.
- M. Immerzeel, Identity Puzzles. Medieval Christian Art in Syria and Lebanon (OLA 184; 2009), 99.
- L. Nordiguian, ‘Note sur deux fragments de peinture à Saydet Kharayeb de Kfar Helda (Caza de Batroun)’, Tempora 14–15 (2003–2004), 187–92.
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Mat Immerzeel , “Kfar Helda,” in Kfar Helda, edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay (Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018), https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Kfar-Helda.
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Immerzeel, Mat. “Kfar Helda.” In Kfar Helda. Edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay. Digital edition prepared by David Michelson, Ute Possekel, and Daniel L. Schwartz. Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018. https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Kfar-Helda.
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