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Church Collection Plates

These collection plates belong to the church of Agios Konstantinos and Eleni in  in Istanbul. They are from different time periods. As the population of Greeks declined dramatically in this neighborhood, the plates are not in use anymore and were placed in store in the church. The president of the Church’s foundation is Thannasis, aged 82. With his wife, he is the only remaining Greek in the neighbourhood. He took out of them from storage and cleaned and displayed them in a specially-made cabinet in the narthex of the church.