Hagia Irene, Church of

Hagia Irene, Church of
   Domed basilica in Constantinople (qq.v.), adjacent to Hagia Sophia (q.v.), dedicated to the holy peace (hagia irene) of God. The present church was erected by Justinian I (q.v.) on the ruins of an earlier church that was burned down in the Nika Revolt (q.v.) of 532.

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