The Chapel

The Stone Chapel is a reconstruction of a 500 A.D. church in Tomarza, Cappadocia (Turkey).


The Stone Chapel was built using photos of the original church ruins taken in 1909 as well as an analysis of the site by a Harvard student published in 1971.

Typical of many Byzantine churches of that area, the church was laid out in the shape of a cross. Its ceiling has been decorated with beautiful images painted by Richard McCluskey. These images represent stories from the Bible. For more information about the chapel's art and architecture, you can take a video tour of the chapel with Mark Lanier or see our Chapel Booklet (in two parts, at the bottom of this page). 

 Take a Video Tour

Chapel Booklet, in two parts

The Stone Chapel – Part 1

The Stone Chapel – Part 2

Photo Credits

Jeff Farmer, XNcreative
Michael F. Reiland, Integrity Images
and Amy Parker, Lanier Theological Library

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