Panagia Parigoritissa
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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. 

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Christopher Wordsworth (1882)

Photo from Fred Boissonnas (1900)

Plans from Ousterhout

Sources

Byzantine Architecture by Cyril Mango

Architecture in the Balkans from Diocletian to Süleyman the Magnificent by Slobodan Ćurčić

Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture by ​Richard Krautheimer 

Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium edited by Alexander Kazhdan

Resources

Panagia Parigoritissa Album (Byzantine Legacy Flickr)

Church of Panagia Parigoritissa (Religious Greece)

Panagia Parigoritissa at Arta (Ministry of Culture and Sports)

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