Faith Matters

Connections to Long Ago Worshippers

This is amazing. We are now able to hear what chanting sounded like when Christians worshipped at Hagia Sophia, in Constantinople before the Ottomans conquered the city in 1453. The Hagai Sophia (Holy Wisdom) then became a mosque. It is now a museum. It is not the sound of God speaking. When I heard my Old Testament professor read the opening of Genesis in Hebrew, I had a sense of that. This though is definitely unworldly. It is also a way to connect with the people with whom I share a faith tradition. Listen: The Sound Of The Hagia Sophia, More Than 500 Years Ago : NPR You can listen on Spotify here