Panagia Parigoritissa

The Church of Panagia Parigoritissa (Ναός της Παναγίας της Παρηγορήτισσας) is the most important Byzantine-era church in Arta. It was built around 1290 by the despot of Epirus Nikephoros I Komnenos Doukas (1271-1296), his wife, and their son. It served as the katholikon of a monastery. It is a two story structure with a central dome and four smaller domes. A mosaic of Christ Pantokrator is in the central dome. 

Sources

Byzantine Architecture by Cyril Mango

Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture by ​Richard Krautheimer 

Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium edited by Alexander Kazhdan

Resources

Album (Byzantine Legacy Flickr)

Church of Panagia Parigoritissa (Religious Greece)

Panagia Parigoritissa at Arta (Ministry of Culture and Sports)

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