Imagine the Music in Hagia Sophia, Largest Church for 1,000 Years

by Steve Ray on January 21, 2020

For 1,000 years the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (today’s Istanbul) was the largest church in the world.

What would it have sounded like to attend the Easter Vigil with all those newly baptized Christians singing in their native language of Greek with Doctor of the Church, St. John Chrysostom presiding.

Coming in from the farms miles away with the smell of manure as their daily fare coming into the splendor of this church, with the smell of incense and the heavenly music and the preaching of the Word of God and miracle of the Eucharist.

They must have thought they’d entered heaven.

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