History on How the Diocese of the Pogoniani Archbishopric was named (English)
Parthenios, Archbishop of Pogoniani
Written in Bucharest by Archbishop Parthenios of Pogoniani, this “chronicle”, as Leandros I. Vranousis called it, dates from October 1763. It states that the region took its name after the 7th century Emperor Constantine IV Pogonatos: because a miracle had determined the sovereign to build the church dedicated to the Mother of God in Molyvdoskepastos, the diocese was given his prestigious name. Analyzing the donor iscriptions of several 16th-17th century churches of Epirus, Christos Stavrakos has concluded that the legend of the Emperor Constantine IV as founder of monasteries first appeared a couple of centures before Archbishop Parthenios gave it a narrative shape.
Biblioteca Academiei Române | ms. gr. 305, ff. 4-7r