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Church of St. Mary of Mongolia (Our Lady of Panagiotissa) is the only Christian the temple of Istanbul, which never in the entire history of its existence, was not affected by the transformation of the church into a mosque.
On the inner walls of the temple you can see icons brought here from different parts of Istanbul. Some of the icons are of Byzantine origin. According to one of the most widespread versions, the founders of the temple are the Monks Sosipatra and Eustolia.
The monastery has the nickname `` the bloody church ''. This nickname appeared due to the numerous battles that took place in these places during the fall of Constantinople, as well as due to the color of the external design of the temple. The church suffered partial destruction during the pogrom in Istanbul,
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Topic: Church of St. Mary of Mongolia in Turkey, Istanbul resort.