from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hosios Lukas monastery near Delphi; the domed church in the background is the Katholikon

The Katholikon ( substantiated use in the neuter from ancient Greek καθολικός kathikós , German 'concerning the whole, general' ) is the main church of an Orthodox monastery .

The meeting room of an Orthodox church, which is located between the narthex and the sanctuary , is also known as the catholicon.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Wilhelm Pape , Max Sengebusch (arrangement): Concise dictionary of the Greek language . 3rd edition, 6th impression. Vieweg & Sohn, Braunschweig 1914 ( [accessed on July 13, 2020]).
  2. Lambert Schneider , Christoph Höcker : Greek mainland. Dumont, Cologne 1996, ISBN 3-7701-2936-9 , p. 429
  3. Πάπυρος Larousse. Το παπυράκι. Athens 2003, ISBN 960-8322-06-5 , p. 757.