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Theotokos Panachranta. Mid-11th-century (Image from Wikipedia)

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“He was the ark formed of incorruptible wood. For by this is signified that His tabernacle was exempt from putridity and corruption.” (Hippolytus [A.D. 235], as quoted in Taylor