Wisdom and Mystery of Ayasofya Museum

"Jesus increased in wisdom and stature and grace" (Luke 2:52)
"But wisdom is justified of all her children" (Luke 7:35)

The name of this structure is "Holy Wisdom"...Through-out the centuries it had served as a Catholic Church, then a Mosque...And now, after completion; visitors enter its beautiful doors, as a museum...Read more
"Holy Wisdom" Museum in Istanbul; Constantinople
After awakening this Christmas morning, I remember having dreamt of a huge pink Church... Searching online...I found it! The only differences were minimized pillars surrounding, and at the very center... a damaged gold leaf (dome topple) was arched to an enormous steep oval cathedral...

A writing in Wikipedia tells of the incredible history of this structure's voyage from Catholicism, to Islam, to Museum. And thousands of years later, it seems that the journey of civilization still continues along, in these loops...
"Once the seat of the Orthodox patriarch of Constantinople and a principal setting for Byzantine imperial ceremonies; and was severely damaged several times by earthquakes. The dome collapsed after an earthquake in 558; its replacement fell in 563. There were additional partial collapses in 989 after which an Armenian architect named Trdat was commissioned to repair the damage. During the Latin Occupation (1204-1261) the church became a Roman Catholic cathedral. After the Turks invaded Constantinople, Hagia Sophia was converted to a mosque in 1453. In 1935, under the orders of Turkish president Kemal Atatürk, Hagia Sophia was turned into the Ayasofya Museum." Full history
Because Islam tends away from representational imagery, many mosaics were destroyed and others were covered with plaster. The Ottoman Sultans, however, periodically removed the plaster to service and maintain the mosaics, before re-plastering. The walls of the nave bearing the names of Muhammad and the first caliphs destroyed many of the original mosaics...

(Romans 11:33-34). "We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory" (1 Cor. 2:7).

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