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E interests of accuracy; it also throws light on the following historical incidents. In 1245 permission was granted for the transference of the relics of S. Philip the Apostle from the church of the Panachrantos to Western Europe. The document authorising<br />
that act was signed by the dean of the church and by the treasurer of S. Sophia. The intervention of the latter official becomes more intelligible when we know that the monastery of the Panachrantos stood near S. Sophia, and not, as Paspates maintains, at Phenere<br />
Isa Mesjedi. Again, the Patriarch Veccus took refuge on two occasions in<br />
the monastery of the Panachrantos, once in 1279 and again in 1282. He could do so readily and without observation, as the case demanded, when the shelter he sought stood in the immediate vicinity of his cathedral and official residence. To escape to a monastery situated in the valley of the Lycus was, under the circumstances, impracticable. [Illustration: PLATE XXXII. (1) S. MARY PANACHRANTOS. THE NORTH<br />
CHURCH, LOOKING EAST. (2) S. MARY PANAC <img src="cid:2b9bd6f32794$8EPctgXS2W"> HRANTOS. THE NORTH CHURCH, LOOKING WEST. _To face page 126._] Constantine Lips was an important personage during the reign o
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