Joannes PHURNES101. PHURNES (Φουρνῆς), a monk of the monastery of Mount Ganus in the reign of the emperor Alexis Comnenus.
Ἀπολογία, Defensio, or Διάλεξις, Disceptatio, a discussion with Peter, archbishop of Milan, in the presence of the emperor. If this is the work which Joannes Veccus cites and replies to in his De Unione Ecclesiarum Oratio (apud Allatium, Graecia Orthodoxa, vol. i. p. 179, &c.), it appears that the form of a dialogue was merely assumed for convenience sake, and that it was not the record of a real conference.