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Desislava, ktitor of the Boyana Church in Sofia, Bulgaria.

A Ktitor (from Greek: κτήτωρ; Cyrillic: Ктитор; Romanian: ctitor) is someone who provides the funds for construction or reconstruction of an Orthodox church or monastery, for the addition of icons, frescos, and other works of art. A Catholic equivalent of the term is a donator. The female form is Ktitorissa (Bulgarian: Ктиторица, Greek: Κτητόρισσα).


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