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At the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate. The church is dedicated to St. George.

If Christ Child is depicted on Mary's stomach, those frescoes/icons are called ‘Hora tu Ahurito’ (meaning: ‘sheltering the Eternal God in her stomach’). Another name is: ‘Theotokos of Chora’, referring to the Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora (Kahriye Camii), where a whole cycle of mosaics tells the life of the Holy Virgin.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Sources: Website of ‘The Frescoes of The Hagia Sophia’ (Author: Ismail Köse.
& ‘Catalogs of Icons in the Aya Sofya Museum’ – Turkish Ministry of Culture.
Rum Patrikhanesi'de.

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