In the south-east corner of the main sanctuary, the opening words of Psalm 137:5 are carved into two sandstone plaques. Psalm 137 is a hymn expressing the yearning of the Jewish people in exile after the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem, a defining moment in Jewish history. Verse 5 evokes a self-exhortation to remember Jerusalem: “If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.”

Photo 1: © Anastasios Skikos

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Inscription of Psalm 137:5

Opening words of Psalm 137:5

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