diakonikon

diakonikon

An apse or recess at the east end of an early Christian church.
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In towns, such as Thessalonika, the Basilican form remained but elsewhere the defining feature was the main Dome with the Pantokrator, the Apse with the Theotokos, and the triple doors with the Prothesis and the Diakonikon either side of the Royal Door.
Then they buried ['Abdal-Masih] in the diakonikon, except for the forearm and thigh, which they held back in order to bring [the martyr] out to the people that they might receive a blessing through him.