Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Romanian Orthodox Church, Constantinople

Known as an ancient Byzantine Basilica from the first centuries of Christianity, located in Perea-Pikridion, Old Byzantine name of today’s Haskoy. Since the 6th century AD this area has been a place of prayer and spiritual reflection. 

The Saint Paraskevi Church was restored in 1792 by the Saint Martyr King Constantin Brancoveanu (1654-1714) and by the Greek Community under the governing of the Patriarch Constantin the First (1830-1834). The tomb and relics of St Argyri (30 April 1725), located on the premises, emphasise the sanctity of this place. 

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