katholikon


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katholikon

1. The central nave of a church.
2. The church of a monastery.
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The monastery's Katholikon (Main Church) is the only domed church in Cyprus that has three apses.
The best-known instance is the paradigmatic form of the katholikon at the Great Lavra, begun about 962, particularly as it was enlarged with lateral apses perhaps a generation later.

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