July 24, 2020

The Proposal of Metropolitan Nicholas of Mesogaia Regarding Hagia Sophia

On the occasion of today's completely unjustified desecration of the Holy Temple of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, which has deeply wounded every Greek and Christian soul, His Eminence the Metropolitan of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki, Nicholas, made the following statement and proposal:

"Perhaps now is the right time, in response to the ungodly provocation and insult of Turkey to turn the historic Christian temple of Hagia Sophia into a mosque, with the initiative of the Holy Synod and the help of the Greek State, for the Greek people as a whole to undertake the reconstruction of a new imposing temple to the Wisdom of God, which is in fact a fulfillment of the oldest Vow of our heroic ancestors.

The temple is to be built at the entrance of our country from the Airport 'Eleftherios Venizelos' of Athens, on the hill Chousmouza Paiania, that is, in the area that was designated twenty years ago for the Islamic Mosque that was not built."