Petrus I, Bishop of Pachoras
Famous Nubian hierarch.
He was a miaphysite; his successor
John III probably was not. In fact, since the end of
Peter's episcopate is recorded as two years after
the beginning of John's, it is probable that the
two were not in communion and held rival sees.
Peter began the magnificent redecoration of the
cathedral which his dyophysite successors continued.
Under construction --- far from complete! Read with caution.
- R. A. Lobban:
Historical Dictionary of Ancient and
Medieval Nubia, p. 72.
- W. Godlewski:
The Paulos Cathedral in Faras (Pachoras), (1995).
In D. Mouriki et al., eds.,
Byzantine East, Latin West,
Princeton University Dept. of Art and Archaeology, 1995.
Peter expanded and redecorated the cathedral.
Bishop Peter with St. Peter the Apostle.
Wall-painting from Pachoras.
--- Society of St. John Chrysostom (RKK)
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