Anthony (Archbishop of Novgorod)( Archbishop of Novgorod)
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Archbishop of Novgorod in the last years of XII or XIII century in the first. Occurred from a noble family, he was tonsured in 1190-ies the Reverend Varlaam Khutyn. While still a layman, as a secular pilgrim, wearing then name Dobryni Andreykovicha, went to Constantinople and to the Holy Places and left a very interesting note about his trip. Upon his return is selected instead of the exiled ruler Mitrophan Archbishop of Novgorod (1212), with 1219, . the restoration of the predecessor, . retired in Przemysl, Galicia in the Bishopric, . in 1225 the newly restored, . in 1228 retired to Khutyn, . where he died on October 8, 1233,
. In his notes, he puts everything "that struck his curiosity", and especially important to his description of St. Sophia Cathedral and treasures, which were then looted by crusaders. Comparison legend Sophia Antonia of the temple with other descriptions of this church from the time of taking Constantinople latynyanami and earlier certify more of its importance, of all hitherto discovered descriptions of this famous temple - after a description of Procopius and Paul Silenciarij - to plunder his Western Christians, . only one book Constantine Porfirorodnogo, . "Eyesis tes Basileios ta xeos" (Greek), . can be compared with the notes A,
. the wealth represented in its historical and archaeological material. There are two lists of travel: one in 1834 found rm. Stroyev in the collection XV - XVI century and published PI. Savvaitova, while the second is in the collection of XVII century, called "a collection of ancient manuscripts and belonging to the Copenhagen library, he issued I.I. Sreznevsky in "Information and articles about little-known and unknown monuments" under the title "The Legend of St. Sophia Church, the King of the castle in the XII century."