The Garden Guide

Book: Journey and Embassy to Samarkand
Chapter: Ii. Constantinople

Omnipotens Convent

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On the same day the ambassadors went to see a convent of old ladies, called Omnipotens, and they were shown a stone of many colours in the church, on which it was said that our Lord was placed, when he was taken down from the cross. On it were the tears of the three Marys, and of St. John, which they wept when Jesus Christ, our God, was taken down; and these tears looked fresh, as if they had just fallen.