Itinerary B

[4] A sweet melody

The melody of Basilian chants welcomes the faithful who, already in the narthex, meet the two mosaic panels with scenes depicting Admiral George of Antioch kneeling before the Madonna and Roger II crowned directly by the hands of Christ. The sound and rhythm become louder and faster: the prayer reaches out directly to God through song and cheers the souls of the faithful who, with clasped hands, gaze at the grandiose Christ Pantocrator in the dome.