No. 283

Byzantine churches
built in Constantinople by the Theodosian dynasty (379‒457)

No. 283 (2021)

By Maria Vaiou

Arcadius (395‒408)[1]

St. Prodromus in Arcadianais

Attributed to the emperor Arcadius by the patriographers but they can hardly be trusted as they may have been led by the etymology of the word Arcadianae. Mentioned also in the Synaxarion of Constantinople [Syn C.].

Patria, iii, 25; Georgii Codini: excerpta de antiquitatibus Constantinopolitanis (Paris, 1655), 37‒64, 40 [=Cod.]; R. Janin, Les églises et les monastères, 2nd „No. 283“ weiterlesen

No. 279

Byzantine churches or monasteries of Constantinople and its suburbs built/rebuilt by high officials, patriarchs and other personalities
(4th‒5th centuries)

No. 279 (2020)

By Maria Vaiou

St. Paul the Confessor

First mentioned as epi Paulon by the fifth century church historian Socrates. It was originally built by Paul’s, a former bishop of the city who was exiled after Constantius, successor and rival bishop Macedonius (342-60).[1] The tanslation of Paul’s relics to Constantinople took place by the emperor Theodosius I (379–95). Mentioned by the Notitia to have been in the VII Region. The Goths after the revolt of their chief Gainas (d. before 401) sought asylum there but the church was set on fire and were burnt alive. It was rebuilt shortly after. The church existed until the thirteenth century. The grave of the „No. 279“ weiterlesen

No. 274

Byzantium and the pre-Islamic Arabs: 
a selection of religious, hagiographical and ecclesiastical sources

No. 274 (2020)

by Maria Vaiou

I dedicate this work to my father, Apostolos Vaiou, who died last year.

Hagiographies, martyrologies (Byzantine, Latin, Coptic, Syriac)

Acts of martyrs=G. Hoffmann, Auszüge aus den syrischen Akten persischer Märtyrer übersetzt und durch Untersuchungen zur historischen Topographie erläutert (Leipzig, 1880). „No. 274“ weiterlesen

No. 258 (2020)

The nunnery of St. Andrew in Krisei[1] in Istanbul Khodja Muṣṭafā Mosque or Sünbül Efendi Mosque: a photographic, historical and bibliographical context

No. 258 (2020)

By Maria Vaiou


The east end of the church

The building is situated within the Koca Mustafa Paşa Külliyesi in Ali Fakih Mahallesi in the Fatih district. Northwest of the monastery of the Peribleptos The monastery was built by Arcadia (400–44) sister of emperor Theodosius II (d. 450), in honor of St. Andrew, founder of the church of Constantinople; the building was also called also Phodophylion. The monastery was later

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Nr. 248 (2019)

The Byzantine Churches of Constantinople
An Introduction

Nr. 248 (2019)

Von Maria Vaiou

Apart from Du Cange’s (1610-88) and Janin’s, comprehensive survey of Byzantine churches and monasteries of Constantinople no other up-to-date thematic or chronological survey exists on the subject. Janin, in addition to his monumental work, which serves as a guide for his extensive and detailed study of Byzantine churches and monasteries of Constantinople, based on literary sources, provides us with a collection of articles on topography and on the history of certain monasteries of Constantinople, according to their nominal dedication.[1]

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