The beautiful orthodox chapel of St’ Catherine is in the heart of Aphrodite Hills Resort and it’s the perfect place for a religious ceremony. The chapel can seat approximately 50 guests inside and outside (on the terrace) approximately 100 guests.
But who was St Catherine?
She was a Christian saint and virgin, who was martyred in the early 4th century at the hands of the pagan emperor Maxentius. According to her hagiography, she was both a princess and a noted scholar, who became a Christian around the age of fourteen, and converted hundreds of people to Christianity. She was martyred around the age of 18. St. Joan of Arc identified Catherine as one of the Saints who appeared to her and counselled her, over 1,100 years following her martyrdom.
A tradition says that angels carried her corpse to Mount Sinai. Her body was discovered around the year 800 at Mount Sinai, with hair still growing and a constant stream of healing oil issuing from her body.
The Mystery of her Existence
No historian mentions her nor does a witness confirm her existence until the 9th century. Given the fact that her martyr death was in 305, there is silence and mystery on everything about her which lasted for five centuries.