Thursday, March 22, 2012
#82 / Santa Sophia
The Hagia Sophia, meaning "Holy Widsom," was first a church, then a mosque, and is now a museum, in which elements from both its time as a church and its time as a mosque are preserved. The sanctuary contains recognitions of both branches of Islam, too, both Sunni and Shiite.
It would be Holy Wisdom indeed for these divisions to be reconciled, outside as well as within the Temple.