Istanbul (Constantinople)

Here are some pictures from our brief stay in Istanbul, which at the time that concerns me most was called Constantinople. I begin with three pictures of Hagia Sophia.

Hagia Sophia, a once famous church in Constantinople.
Hagia Sophia, a once famous church in Constantinople.
A gorgeous fresco of Christ.
A gorgeous mosaic of Christ.
Explaining something to Laura and our Church of the Redeemer friends, Bob and Joanne Decker.
Explaining something to Laura and our Church of the Redeemer friends, Bob and Joann Decker.

Now from the Museum in Istanbul.

Augustus wondering who in the world these Christians are calling Lord.
Augustus wondering who in the world these Christians are calling Lord.
Artemis, whom the Ephesians called "Great," striking a pose.
Artemis, whom the Ephesians called “Great,” striking a pose.

All leading to the opportunity to speak briefly in front of Saint Eirene, where the great council of Constantinople 381 was held.

Talking creeds in front of St Eirene.
Talking creeds in front of St Eirene.
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