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Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia  

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The church at Constantinople, dedicated to the ‘Holy Wisdom’ (i.e. the Person of Christ), was built under Justinian and consecrated in 538. Its chief feature is the huge dome which crowns the ...
icon

icon  

(From Gk., eikōn: ‘likeness’).An image of a saint or other holy personage, particularly when the image is regarded by the devotee as sacred in itself and capable of facilitating contact between him ...
St Hyacinth

St Hyacinth  

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(d. 1257), ‘Apostle of Poland’. Born in NE Poland, he went to Italy and there joined the Dominican Order c.1220. He was put in charge of a group of Dominicans sent to Poland; he founded priories at ...
Theodosius of Kiev

Theodosius of Kiev  

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(c.1002–74),abbot. Born at Vasil'evo (near Kiev) of a wealthy family in the service of the prince, he passed most of his early life at Koursk. When still very young, he unsuccessfully attempted a ...

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