Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Turkey: Famous fifth-century monastery to be turned into a mosque
Jihad Watch ^ | March 3, 2013

Posted on 03/04/2013 5:22:55 AM PST by NYer

More indication of the rapid Islamization of Turkey. It is noteworthy also that none of the world's "human rights" organizations seem concerned about this, or the worsening plight of the remaining tiny Christian minority in Turkey, at all. "Studios Monastery Will Be Turned Into a Mosque," from Mystagogy, March 2 (thanks to Filip):

January 29, 2013 Sedmitsa

A correspondent of the Greek church news agency "Amen" in Istanbul, reported that the Studios Monastery, famous in the history of Orthodoxy, will be transferred from Turkey's Ministry of Culture to the General Directorate of Endowments, and will be transformed from a branch of the "Hagia Sophia" Museum into an active Mosque.

Studios Monastery, dedicated to John the Baptist, was founded in Constantinople in the middle of the fifth century by [Senator] Studios, the Roman patrician.

The monastery played a prominent role in the history of Byzantine culture and spirituality. In the second half of the seventh century to the first half of the eighth century, the monastery became a stronghold of the Iconodules and a center of the struggle against the Iconoclast heretics.

Studios Monastery was turned into a mosque by the Ottomans in 1486. The monastery was severely damaged by fire in 1782, was renovated in 1820, but again was severely damaged during the earthquake of 1894. In 1908, the roof of the cathedral collapsed. To date, the building has not been renovated and remains in a ruinous condition.

TOPICS: Current Events; Orthodox Christian; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: anatolia; godsgravesglyphs; religionofpieces; turkey

1 posted on 03/04/2013 5:22:59 AM PST by NYer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Kolokotronis; SunkenCiv

St. John Stoudios (Imrahor) Monastery, built in 462 AD, is one of the oldest surviving Byzantine churches in Istanbul (Constantinople).

11th-century Byzantine miniature representing en:Studion Monastery. Menologion of Basil II

2 posted on 03/04/2013 5:25:55 AM PST by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Turkey had a chance at becoming civilized. Instead they have decided to go back into barbarism.

3 posted on 03/04/2013 6:08:37 AM PST by I want the USA back
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: I want the USA back

17,000 new mosques since Turdogan got in. Not one new school.

4 posted on 03/04/2013 8:15:58 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: NYer

I’ve heard it said that a Turk is really a Kurd who wishes he were a Greek.

There’s going to come a day...

5 posted on 03/04/2013 12:33:22 PM PST by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer; Fred Nerks

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks NYer.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.

6 posted on 03/04/2013 6:16:43 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson