The Virgin Nativity Cathedral
Section of Southern Lengthwise Nave. South View

“Wishing to save the world...” (Akathist. Kontakion 10)

Dionisy's frescoes. “Wishing to save the world...” (Akathist. Kontakion 10)

Taking Jesus Christ to Calvary. The representation of Christ, humbly standing by the cross, emphasizes the voluntariness of his sacrifice redeeming the human race which corresponds to the text of the kontakion: the Saviour came to this world “of His own will”. To the right of the cross there is a horseman in the king’s crown pointing at Jesus. It can be the Roman procurator Pontius Pilate or the first Christian emperor Constantine the Great who saw a vision of the Cross, chose it as his Christian monogram, thus was saved and conquered the enemy.