Action plan for the recovery of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George

Beirut, Lebanon

Amount $ 106.4K

Years 2020 - 2021

Operator Institut Français du Proche-Orient (France) and Ecole supérieure des affaires (ESA - Lebanon), in cooperation with the Directorate General of Antiquities (DGA) (Lebanon)

project status Completed

Type of grant Beirut Action Plan

Located in the heart of the city center, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George is Beirut’s oldest church with foundations dating back to Late Antiquity. Burned and looted during the Lebanese civil war, the cathedral faced further damage to its iconostasis, windows, doors, and guardrails as the result of the 4 August 2020 explosion. The project repaired the wooden frames and ceiling of both the main cathedral and the adjoining Nourieh chapel and restored the damaged iconostasis and icons.