suggests that it was constructed on the cella walls of a
temple. It also preserves some fragments of wall paintings.
To the south of the church look for the
huge Mediterranean oak tree, so often seen on temple-church
sites. On a hill further south are the ruins of the church of
Sayidat Douka. Numerous other old churches are scattered
around the village, most with ancient temple elements. Among
these are the double church of Saints John and Theodore, and
the churches of Mar Doumit and Mar Elisha.