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Situated in the southern foothills of the Pentadaktylos Mountains, 0.5 mile (800m) north of the village of Koutsobendes (Kyrenia district), near the monastery of Saint John Chrysostom [Holy Trinity and Saint John Chrysostom; Papacostas (1999a) 6.B.I.45] at 400m a.s.l. The church is attached to the ruined chapel of the Saviour. In Soteriou (1935) and on several maps [e.g. Kyrenia area, 1:25,000 (1956)] it is marked as Saint George, presumably because of the fresco panel depicting Saint George in the southwestern recess. A different Saint George chapel, however, stands northwest of the monastery.

Description: The now ruinous probably dome-hall structure was built in rubble and brick masonry. Its recess arches are slightly pointed, the apse wall was pierced by three windows and the west façade is marked by a large blind arch over the doorway. It presumably functioned as a cemetery chapel for the adjacent monastery and is perhaps to be identified with the chapel of the ‘Theotokos of the cemetery’, mentioned in the Koutsobendes typikon [Dmitrievskij (1917) 124 and 126] and in the brebion of an unnamed monastery [Lampros (1917) 23-24; Constantinides and Browning (1993) 155].

Dating: A likely late 12th century date is suggested by the architecture and fresco decoration [Saint George panel: Stylianou (1985) 467 and Stylianou (1996) 1264; Soteriou (1935) pl. 107; Procopiou (2006a) 162].

Modern repairs: The west doorway and masonry were repaired in the 1950s [ARDA 1956, 15].

Early literature: The church was recorded as being in ruins by the turn of the 20th century [Jeffery (1907a) 23, Jeffery (1918) 273; Gunnis (1936) 293; Bardswell (1938/39) 307-8].

Views: Soteriou (1935) pl. 30b.

Plan / section: Jeffery (1915/16) 121; Soteriou (1935) 45; Procopiou (2006a) 164.