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The Bosom of Abraham (three Patriarchs) Rila Monastery, fresco from the narthex of the Big Monastery Church, 19th century
The Bosom of Abraham (three Patriarchs) Rila Monastery, fresco from the narthex of the Big Monastery Church, 19th century

The Bosom of Abraham (detail) Rila Monastery, fresco from the narthex of the Big Monastery Church, 19th century
The Bosom of Abraham (three Patriarchs) Church of St. Demetrius, village of Teshevo, Gotse-Delchev region, SW Bulgaria (1884), fresco from the southern wall of the naos.

The Bosom of Abraham (three Patriarchs) Church of St. Demetrius, village of Teshevo, Gotse-Delchev region, SW Bulgaria (1884), fresco from the southern wall of the naos.
The Bosom of Abraham (three Patriarchs) Church of St. Demetrius, village of Teshevo, Gotse-Delchev region, SW Bulgaria (1884), fresco from the southern wall of the naos.

The bosom of Abraham (with herbs hanging from the wall next to the fresco). West wall of the nave (balcony, women’s section) of the Church of Kosma and Damian, 1900, Sandanski, S. W. Bulgaria.
The bosom of Abraham (detail). West wall of the nave (balcony, women’s section) of the Church of Kosma and Damian, 1900, Sandanski, S. W. Bulgaria.

The bosom of Abraham (detail). West wall of the nave (balcony, women’s section) of the Church of Kosma and Damian, 1900, Sandanski, S. W. Bulgaria.
The bosom of Abraham (detail). West wall of the nave (balcony, women’s section) of the Church of Kosma and Damian, 1900, Sandanski, S. W. Bulgaria.

Holy men in Paradise, as background for the Bosom of Abraham. West wall of the nave (balcony, women’s section) of the Church of Kosma and Damian, 1900, Sandanski, S. W. Bulgaria.
The parable of the rich man and the poor Lazarus (Luke 16: 19-31). Abraham holding the poor Lazarus in Paradise. Painting on the column of the balcony (women’s section) of the Church of Kosma and Damian, 1900, Sandanski, S. W. Bulgaria.

The parable of the rich man and the poor Lazarus (Luke 16: 19-31): Abraham behind the rich man in Hell. Painting on the balcony (women’s section) of the Church of Kosma and Damian, 1900, Sandanski, S. W. Bulgaria.
The parable of the rich man and the poor Lazarus (Luke 16: 19-31). Abraham behind the rich man in Hell. Painting on the balcony (women’s section) of the Church of Kosma and Damian, 1900, Sandanski, S. W. Bulgaria.

The parable of the rich man and the poor Lazarus (Luke 16: 19-31). Abraham holding a scroll which says one should pay for good and bad deeds in the Beyond (with gloss above: in Heaven). Painting on the balcony (women’s section) of the Church of Kosma and Damian, 1900, Sandanski, S. W. Bulgaria.
The parable of the rich man and the poor Lazarus (Luke 16: 19-31). Abraham holding a scroll which says that the rich man begs the Patriarch to send poor Lazarus to put water on his lips to quench his thirst and ease his torments (with a gloss above: in Hell). Painting on the balcony (women’s section) of the Church of Kosma and Damian, 1900, Sandanski, S. W. Bulgaria.

The parable of the rich man and the poor Lazarus (Luke 16: 19-31). Feast of the rich man. Painting on the balcony (women’s section) of the Church of Kosma and Damian, 1900, Sandanski, S. W. Bulgaria.
The parable of the rich man and the poor Lazarus (Luke 16: 19-31). Feast of the rich man. Painting on the balcony (women’s section) of the Church of Kosma and Damian, 1900, Sandanski, S. W. Bulgaria.

The parable of the rich man and the poor Lazarus (Luke 16: 19-31). Feast of the rich man. Painting on the balcony (women’s section) of the Church of Kosma and Damian, 1900, Sandanski, S. W. Bulgaria.
The parable of the rich man and the poor Lazarus (Luke 16: 19-31). Feast of the rich man. Painting on the balcony (women’s section) of the Church of Kosma and Damian, 1900, Sandanski, S. W. Bulgaria.

The parable of the rich man and the poor Lazarus (Luke 16: 19-31). Feast of the rich man. Painting on the balcony (women’s section) of the Church of Kosma and Damian, 1900, Sandanski, S. W. Bulgaria.
The parable of the rich man and the poor Lazarus (Luke 16: 19-31). Feast of the rich man and dogs licking poor Lazarus’ wounds. Painting on the balcony (women’s section) of the Church of Kosma and Damian, 1900, Sandanski, S. W. Bulgaria.

The parable of the rich man and the poor Lazarus (Luke 16: 19-31). Feast of the rich man. Detail: musicians. Painting on the balcony (women’s section) of the Church of Kosma and Damian, 1900, Sandanski, S. W. Bulgaria.
The parable of the rich man and the poor Lazarus (Luke 16: 19-31). Feast of the rich man. Painting on the balcony (women’s section) of the Church of Kosma and Damian, 1900, Sandanski, S. W. Bulgaria.

The parable of the rich man and the poor Lazarus (Luke 16: 19-31). Feast of the rich man. Detail: musicians. Painting on the balcony (women’s section) of the Church of Kosma and Damian, 1900, Sandanski, S. W. Bulgaria.
The parable of the rich man and the poor Lazarus (Luke 16: 19-31). Feast of the rich man. Above; Abraham holds poor Lazarus in Heaven. Below: Soul of rich man in Hell’s fire. Rila Monastery, fresco from the narthex of the Big Monastery Church, 19th century

The parable of the rich man and the poor Lazarus (Luke 16: 19-31). Detail: Abraham holds poor Lazarus in Heaven. Rila Monastery, fresco from the narthex of the Big Monastery Church, 19th century
Archangel Michael takes the soul of the rich man. Rila Monastery, fresco from the narthex of the Big Monastery Church, 19th century


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