“The Tomb of Saint John Chrysostom, however, is at the high altar in the sanctuary of Hagia Sophia, and is covered with a slab worked in gold and precious stones. [His body] was still whole, and reposes there as if [he were] alive. There is nothing dismal about his vestments or hair, but to this day [the body] exudes a strong sweet fragrance. A large concourse gathers on his festival, not only Christians, but Franks and Latins too, and much healing and forgiveness comes.”
- From the Russian text "Anonymous Description of Constantinople"