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Chora Church, in Istanbul

The Church of the Holy Savior in Chora is now a museum in the Fatih district of Istanbul. It is rich in mosaics.

This mosaic is over the doorway of the inner narthex. The Greek inscription reads: Jesus Christ, the Land of the Living. Jesus holds the scripture in his left hand and blesses us with his right hand.

To the left of Jesus is Theodore Metochites in his oriental garments. Theodore completed the construction all the church endowed it with its frescoes and mosaics.