The Mystagogy Resource Center is currently in a fundraising campaign to continue and expand its service. Your financial support is very much appreciated. Read more about it here. Whatever contribution you make, will be matched by an anonymous supporter, thus doubling your gift.

In an effort to reach our financial goal of $10,000 we will be absent from posting and working behind the scenes until the goal is met.

Currently, as of Sunday 29 May 2016 at 3:00pm est., we are at 56% of our goal.

I hope you will help us reach our goal quickly. If everyone that visited this site today contributed just a few dollars, the goal would be reached in a matter of hours. Thank you!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Column of St. Gregory the Wonderworker

Within the Church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is a copper-covered square column (stele) with an odd looking hole in it, said to produce miracles. People line up to put their thumb in the hole, and when they turn their thumb fully clockwise it becomes wet with a substance said to produce the miracle.

According to tradition, St. Gregory the Wonderworker appeared in Hagia Sophia following its contruction, and touched this column giving it miraculous properties.

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