By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Sunday Special in advance)
In a speech last week, President Erdoğan said that a recent decision by the European Court of Justice just sparked the war between the Cross and the Crescent. To send a message of this war reports reveal that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan could be planning to punish Europe by praying at the Hagia Sophia this coming Friday and even possibly converting the Temple dedicated to the Son of God into a mosque.
So how will Christians in the West react to all this? Answer: the bulk majority of the West will follow the Antichrist. Difficult to believe or comprehend? Just keep reading.
“The European Union, they started the war of the cross and the crescent. There is no other explanation,” Erdoğan said.
The European Court of Justice ruled last Tuesday on the cases of two female employees in Belgium and in France who were dismissed for refusing to remove their hijabs.
But Erdogan praying at the Hagia Sophia is inevitable regardless if it happens this Friday or at some point in time in the near future.
So how are we to process all this? Are we to expect a war between the Cross and the Crescent as Erdoğan puts it?
We need to beware when rumors of wars are announced, especially since last year, when the media alluded that there was going to erupt a war between Turkey and Russia, instead of witnessing a war, these two united. The same will be between Turkey and Europe. Initially these, like Russia, will cooperate with the spirit of Antichrist. The wars will only erupt at the tail end.
In today’s world, headlines reverse overnight. Politics take advantage of every situation where today’s enemies might become next month’s allies. Erdogan’s attacks on Europeans will help boost votes for Erdogan’s April 16th referendum to permanently change the constitution (change set times and set laws) so that he becomes supreme ruler.
Such boosting was also the case for his attacker, Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the Netherlands. The only reason for Rutte’s attacks was to stave off a challenge from the openly anti-Muslim Geert Wilders, and by mimicking Wilders he provoked fury from the Turkish government by blocking Turkey’s foreign minister from the country. This gave him just the boost needed: 86% approval in the polls on how he handled the Turkey situation. This boosted Rutte giving him the victory.
Likewise, preventing the foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu who had planned to rally expatriate Turks in Rotterdam, ahead of an upcoming referendum in Turkey will boost Erdogan’s cause for his coming referendum and this will gain him the votes he needs to become supreme ruler.
People are unaware how fast prophecy is moving.
Rutte, if he truly cared about the rise of Muslim Turkey he would realize that attacking Erdogan in this sensitive time would boost the man to become supreme leader over the Muslim world.
Just think of the timing. One day before voters choose a new parliament, Prime Minister Mark Rutte was boosted by a wave of approval for his feud with Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Now Rutte returned to office victorious as the head of the country’s largest party. This same boost will be for Erdogan’s referendum which is probably the most significant and important historic event that would change the course of history as we know it. Turkey will install Erdogan’s plans in response to Europe.
But if this war is between Cross and Crescent, as Erdogan declared, Rutte is no Christian saint. He is just like the darling of the western ultra-conservatives Geert Wilders, both support infanticide, euthanasia, eugenics and abortion.
Wilders after all was a former member of Rutte’s center-right VVD party and usually what happens to Ultra-conservatives like Wilders is that (as we warned will happen) they get gulped up by the more stealth bigger fish of the same kind.
In reality, it matters nothing which of the two won. The plan of a presidential election campaign in Germany also serves this purpose.
Yet conservatives get excited at such victories. The whole game, especially in a time where some serious decisions with voting by Turks to permanently change their constitution (change set times and set laws), the timing couldn’t be any more perfect in boosting wolves in sheep clothing and removing the shackles that held the Ottomans and the spirit of Antichrist from re-arising to power again.
Mark my words, come April 16th, the constitutional referendum held in Turkey on Sunday, 16 April 2017 will pass and alter the Turkish constitution permanently. This will give the office of the presidency more power making Erdogan the supreme leader and icon of the Muslim world.
Jesus warned that in the last days things will be in reverse, that when headlines say “war” as we see Erdogan declaring a war between Cross and Crescent, that in reality its “rumors of wars”. Christ warned, it is when the Antichrist says “peace” that war is on the horizon.
In today’s world where things are in reverse, the majority foolish ‘conservatives’ are lazy servants. Their ears are easily tickled and they quickly go to sleep, but the few wise are not easily excited and they are fully awake, stubborn against evil, steadfast, refusing to have their ears tickled.
Think in reverse. These days, what sounds good and what tickles your conservative ears is pre-planned to have people vote the way of evil.
Erdogan may possibly transform the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque before the April 16th referendum as demanded by nationalists and Islamists for years. Such a step would at the same time be a symbolic departure by Turkey from the West.
Europe of course, won’t give a damn, since the Hagia Sophia is an icon of the Christian East. The games being played as ‘good-cop bad-cop’ are igniting two dangers; two springs, a Muslim Spring and a European Spring. History will reveal that both will threaten the entire globe.
But converting the Hagia Sophia into a mosque should be a major issue for all professing Christians. The Turkish Minutes reveals:
Turkey’s historic Hagia Sophia museum will be converted into a mosque, and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and officials from the Justice and Development Party (AKP) will perform Friday prayers there, according to a report in the Sözcü daily on Monday.
The report, written by Zeynep Gürcanlı, claims that the move will be aimed at increasing “yes” votes in a public referendum to be held in April.
“Amid the cross versus the crescent discourse, there is serious talk at the presidential palace about plans to end Hagia Sophia’s museum status and open it to Muslim prayer at full capacity,” Gürcanlı wrote … In a speech last week, President Erdoğan said that a recent decision by the European Court of Justice against two female employees in Belgium and in France who were dismissed from their jobs for refusing to remove their headscarves started a war between Islam and Christianity in Europe.
“The European Union, they started the war of the cross and the crescent. There is no other explanation,” Erdoğan said … Erdoğan has been using an increasingly anti-European discourse recently due to some European countries’ refusal to allow Turkish government officials to hold campaign rallies for the upcoming referendum.
A constitutional package which will be voted in the referendum will introduce an executive presidency in Turkey if approved.
Three years ago Shoebat.com warned predicting that Hagia Sophia will be desecrated as “tens of thousands of Muslims have been gathering there on Saturday to pray demanding it will again be turned into a mosque — a dream they believe Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan can fulfill.”
“Hagia Sophia is a symbol for the Islamic world and the symbol of Istanbul’s conquest. Without it, the conquest is incomplete, we have failed to honor Sultan Mehmet’s trust,” Erdogan said back in 2014 citing a 15th Century deed signed by the conquering Caliph and decrying as sin other uses of Hagia Sophia. To Erdogan, its a symbol of reviving Ottomanism and that he is the man of the century, the revived Sultan Mehmet the conqueror of Constantinople from western secularism.
Erdogan talks of conquest, and now he warns “a war between the Cross and the Crescent” is reviving the dead man of Europe painting his Neo-Ottoman dream as a Crescent red dragon coming after the Cross (the Church). Erdogan is daily becoming an Antichrist who wants to enter a great Christian Temple, yet he is met without any resistance from western Christians because the Christians are falling away, Europe the center of Christendom, has no real conservative Christian base.
From its construction, until 1453, when the Ottoman Empire conquered the city, Hagia Sophia served as an Eastern Orthodox Temple and the seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, the Ottomans turned it into a mosque before being secularized and converted to a museum in 1935.
Its the Eastern Christians, the Orthodox Christians who see Hagia Sophia as a Temple to be the most significant structure in all Christian history.
2 Thessalonians 2 describes a desecrating of God’s temple:
“for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who oppose and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” (II Thessalonians 2:4)
Many would pause here and stop reading further since such a scenario is far-fetched; a Muslim Antichrist who enters Hagia Sophia is the fulfillment of 2 Thessalonians 2? But please continue and understand why most are lazy servants, confused, deceiving while being deceived to accept the very Antichrist whom they supposedly warn about.
WHY MOST WESTERN CHRISTIANS WILL FOLLOW THE ANTICHRIST
Hagia Sophia is insignificant and unimportant to most Evangelical western Christians who insist that since the Hagia Sophia was built for the first time by the emperor Constantine the Great (306-337) and since they consider Constantine as a man who mixed Christianity with paganism, this makes this place insignificant in their view (read our refutation of this view here).
That, plus Antichrist is supposed to enter the Temple in Jerusalem and that he must come out of Europe, not Turkey, which renders this whole issue as insignificant. They insist that the Antichrist comes out of a revived Roman Empire, which must be ushered out of Europe.
So we have two situations here. One where these western ‘conservative’ Christians support this Europe Spring yet at the same time they insist on such scenario that the Antichrist must spring exclusively out of Europe.
But this is the irony of ironies. If these support a Europe Spring this means that these will follow the Antichrist, especially since whatever springs out of Europe (and by using their own analogy) that Europe must become Anti-Christian, why would they support the rising populist ultra-conservatives there who are hardly Christian?
And indeed Europe’s conservative movements are nothing but anti-Christian that support euthanasia, abortion, infanticide and homosexuality. Yet they clamor behind these new European political movements just because these claim to also be anti-Muslim.
But is being anti-Islam enough evidence to give a political entity a clean slate?
No. Communist Russia was anti-Muslim as well. While they suppressed the Muslims in their southern sphere in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Volga-Ural region and the North Caucasus, yet they also suppressed Christianity seven folds more in Russia itself.
Communist Russia proves that being anti-Muslim does not necessarily mean they are pro-Christian.
Today’s rising conservative movement in Europe is no different in that they support Eugenics, the very element that plunged Europe into Nazism.
And if the issue is to deport Muslims out of the West, the Soviet government conducted a series of deportations of Muslims to Siberia and the Central Asian republics. Treasonous collaboration with the invading Germans and anti-Soviet rebellion were the official reasons for these deportations. Six of the seven (non-Slavic) nationalities of the Crimea and the northern Caucasus that were deported, Crimean Tatars, Chechens, Ingushs, Balkars, Karachays, and Meskhetian Turks, were predominantly Muslim.
The mass deportation of Crimean Tatar Muslims began on 17 May 1944 in all Crimean inhabited localities. More than 32,000 NKVD troops participated in deportation of 193,865 Muslim Crimean Tatars were deported, 151,136 of them to Uzbek SSR, 8,597 to Mari ASSR, 4,286 to Kazakh SSR, the rest 29,846 to the various oblasts of RSFSR. According to NKVD data, nearly 20% died in exile during the following year and a half. Crimean Tatar activists have reported this figure to be nearly 46%.
Should Christians rejoice at this? No. Christians were also persecuted.
Most do not understand that the Antichrist cares not for humanity, be they Muslim, Christian or Jew.
So whats the fuss over Antichrist and his origin be he Jewish, Muslim or European?
What counts more is his theology for he denies the Trinity “This is Antichrist, who denieth the Father and the Son.” (1 John 2:22).
Turkey was considered the sick man of Europe, it was also considered as part of Europe. So that still qualifies as part of the revived Roman Empire.
But let us assume that we were wrong this whole time and that Antichrist does come out of Europe proper (the West) as our opponents insist.
This still would consume many into following the Antichrist, especially the Protestant and Evangelicals since these today support what is arising in northern and central Europe from the Alt-Right, the populists and the ultra-nationalists.
I can give my opponents some latitude to even assume that when Daniel predicted that Antichrist will “not honor the god of his fathers” makes his fathers god as the Christian God. So now he does not honor the Christian “God of his fathers” since he is an apostate western European who could care less about Father and Son.
This would be a plausible argument.
But my Jesus-style question to these is this: why do today’s Protestant/Evangelicals rush into supporting these movements and their newly formed parties ran by apostate Christians knowing full well that these are eugenists? Yet the conservative Protestant Evangelicals love them.
Ironically when we initially wrote that Antichrist is likely to be Muslim, it was rather a divide amongst the evangelical Protestants and the Messianic movement, where most hailed at us with scorn insisting and persisting vehemently that Antichrist must come out of Europe from a revived Roman Empire, while a remnant portion believed our report that the Antichrist could indeed be Muslim.
The irony is that what is arising in Europe’s conservative movement are the ultra-conservative, Alt-Right eugenists and neo-fascists. These definitely are of an anti-Christian spirit having only a “form of godliness”. They fit perfectly as wolves in sheep clothing.
So how could ‘sheep’ love ‘wolves’ while knowing they are ‘wolves’?
In other words, when we said that Antichrist was Muslim, these scorned at us insisting he comes out of Europe, but now that we somewhat yielded a bit, to see that what is arising in Europe is an anti-Christ spirit, especially amongst the conservative movement there, yet these ‘sheep’ are still angry at us for exposing these movements.
So when we finally said that they could have a point, that there exists a slight chance for an Antichrist to come out of Europe, they are still antagonistic towards us for exposing their anti-Christian idols.
In other words, while they insist that Antichrist is European, they want to follow that very Antichrist spirit in Europe, because it is labeled as ‘conservative‘.
So to make my point bluntly (not as I was not very blunt already), these want to follow the very Antichrist system that they so much have been warning everyone about.
And you think you are immune?
So in reality God matters little to these people. It is no wonder why these would sanctify Mitt Romney, a Mormon heretic and insist that the man was “Christian” to later on hate the man for his mouthing off against their newer idol, Donald Trump?
Such an abominable and wicked generation full of the devil and on their way to hell.
And I can almost bet, that Antichrist, if he is from Europe proper, these would follow him even if he abandoned the God of his fathers and even if he converted to moderate Islam, they would still follow him because he can easily tickle their ears by using conservative jargon.
You think that this is impossible? Think again. Just take a look at these so-called Christians of today. These people love conservative whatever. ‘Conservative’ Milo Yiannopoulos being gay made no difference to them, just as Muslim Zuhdi Jasser is considered ‘cool’ because Muslim Jasser has the title ‘conservative‘ and speaks against terrorism.
In reality, these all created a new religion called conservatism which is hardly even conservative.
Since when does conservatism support infanticide, homosexuality, abortion, euthanasia, Mormonism and only hate Islam?
This is why we will continue to expose their idols and would care less to see them scorn which makes us mock their idols even more.
After all, a wolf in sheep clothing is an Anti-Christian in Christian garb. In reality these masses are not Christian. Therefore, the Antichrist will initially express a facade of admiration towards Christianity while he denies the Trinity just as a Mormon Mitt Romney or Muslim Zuhdi Jasser does.
If the western conservatives followed Mitt, why would they not follow a German Muslim Turk winning the elections in the future of Europe so long he says he is ‘consrvative’?
Northern Europe will follow such a man just as most American conservatives followed Mitt Romney.
It is not far fetched that the Antichrist could be a homosexual European German Turk of Jewish ancestry and a moderate conservative Muslim who in the future will win some major European election and encompass Turkey into the European continent.
This would make just the type of Antichrist who fits all of our theories perfectly and where we squabble and argue no more.
He would be a boy-loving Milo Yiannopoulos and a Mitt Romney and a Zuhdi Jasser all in one.
He would be a darling of both western and Muslim conservatives worldwide.
And if you think that Muslims would care if their man was a boy lover think again. Almost all of the Muslim Caliphs were pedophiles. And if you think that western Christians care that their darling is a boy lover just look at how much these so-called Christians love Yiannopoulos.
Again, what a wicked and adulterous generation full of the devil and on their way to hell.
After all, I could be wrong and we could have the false prophet and an Antichrist being separate individuals where the false prophet is eastern and Antichrist is western. No one knows for sure.
Antichrist serves a “foreign god,” which he shall “acknowledge” and via warfare he “advances its glory”, the glory of this single-war-god while he proclaims himself as deity.
Erdogan by invoking to pray at Hagia Sophia wants to be Sultan Mahdi in order to be exalted above all of creation and literally wants to sit in the Temple of God in Hagia Sophia.
But what if he wasn’t the man and the conservatives must await someone else, more stealth, more cunning and more encompassing? Only time will tell.
But my point still stands, so many are the people who fight over who the Antichrist will be while their spirits are of that very same spirit of Antichrist whom they supposedly expose yet they follow and are likely to even support the Antichrist’s Abomination of Desolation. After all, Antichrist “will stop the sacrifice and grain offering [Communion]”. Tell me, how many of these modern Evangelical churches even celebrate Communion? How many talk Bible and ignore:
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. . . . And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts. (Acts 2:42,46)
On the first day of the week [i.e. Sunday, the Lord’s Day], when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight. (Acts 20:7)
“Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. (1 Corinthians 11:25–26)
“I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst . . . . Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.” (John 6:35,55–56)
Ever notice how today’s Evangelical churches seldom celebrate the Eucharist at all — as infrequently as once a month, once a quarter, once a year or even have dispensed with it altogether?
Evangelicals propose that this abomination of desolation happens at the Jewish temple sacrifices re-instituded be only be in Jerusalem, while many Orthodox Christians object to such rebuilding referring to John 4:21:
“Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.” (John 4:21)
It is no wonder why the Antichrist would slip in unnoticed. The Antichrist stopping the Eucharist would be praised by many of these since they view the Eucharist as a ‘pagan sun disk’ .
But “sitting in the Temple of God” and “stopping the sacrifice and grain offering” are two issues not one and in 2 Thessalonians it does not speak of the Temple being in Jerusalem. But this does not negate that it could be in Jerusalem either since Revelation speaks of measuring the altar and that the Gentiles would tread foot in Jerusalem for 42 months …
But Isaiah 14 holds a key. While most brush through the verses in Isaiah 14 by doing selective reading without focusing on every word, verse 13 says:
“I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north.”
What is this “mount of the congregation”?
This declaration is not regarding Lucifer in his angelic stage, but Antichrist “is this the man that made the earth tremble” (v.17) and is said to rule from Pergamum (Revelation 2:12-13) which Christ proclaimed would be the future seat of Satan (Antichrist). This “mount of the congregation” is on the sides of the northern lands in Asia Minor—Turkey. It is in Turkey that the Seven Churches and the Seven Lamp stands were and this is no small issue to ignore.
Others see this “mount of the congregation” as the temple in Jerusalem. This is not without merit:
“… the joy of the whole earth, in mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.”
But Hagia Sophia is the most important Christian Temple in the East, built in the mid-4th century and then rebuilt during the reign of Justinian the Great. It should be a concern for every Christian on the face of the globe, yet its not.
But how often do the fallen away see the signs of the times? Israel were looking for the Messiah and they too failed to see the signs of His First Coming. What makes us seriously think that the Second Coming would be any different?
The unfolding events would be in such a way that the fallen away would follow the wrong man just as the bulk majority of Israel followed Bar Kokhba instead of Christ.
Likewise will the bulk majority of professing Christians will follow the Antichrist. What do people think when 2 Thessalonians calls it the Great Falling Away? It is a major event where the bulk majority of professing Christians will follow the Antichrist just as Israel did in their day.
Believing that you are immune from taking the mark of the beast is folly. One has to be extremely wise, especially in our days where most follow the crowds while the Bible clearly states that the Antichrist if he can will deceive even the elect.
And in case people want to argue that Hagia Sophia was not considered the “Temple of God” for Christians, they need to search history. Sophia is the Wisdom of God. This phenomenon has always caused a lot of interpretational difficulties for researchers, resulting for example in the diversity of translations for Hagia Sophia temples in the literature (church/cathedral of the Holy Wisdom, God’s Wisdom, Divine Wisdom or even – incorrectly – St. Sophia).
An excellent research by Zofia Brzozowska of the Katedra Historii Bizancjum sheds much light to answer this question. The understanding of the Hagia Sophia cathedral as a temple dedicated to the Son of God is also characteristic of several writers contemporary to the founder of the reconstruction of the Constantinopolitan basilica – Justinian I the Great. Procopius of Caesarea (ca. 500 – ca. 560) repeatedly mentions in his writings that the main metropolitan church was known as the church of the Holy Wisdom, because it was a name recognized at that time by the Byzantines as the most suitable for God as a name of his sanctuary. (1) So literally it was understood to being The Temple of God.
And if you think that the masses cannot be easily deceived just look at the above photo. Here stands an elect President who was from a Muslim background and Erdogan. Two abominations who are standing in the holy place at Hagia Sophia. Americans voting for someone from a Muslim background is not unusual and he is only hated because he was in the wrong party. Had he been ‘conservative’ they would adore him just as they adored Mitt Romney whom they now hate. Then we have Erdogan who can play the secularist and the Islamist like a chameleon and he too is adored. The end-times is not for the fickle and the apple-sauce consumers who sway with the tide.
And how many Christians objected at the above photo?
An interesting composition, containing a detailed description concerning the construction of the temple of Hagia Sophia, was written probably during the reign of emperor Basil I (867–886). In this work we can discover a number of essential components of East Christian sophiology. First of all, just like in the case of Byzantine writers of the 5th–6th century, the anonymous author says that the Constantinopolitan basilica was (in the eyes of the inhabitants of the empire) a church dedicated to the Only Begotten Son and Word of God. (2)
In the 11th century an attempt to explain the invocation of the Constantinopolitan cathedral an amazing construction to foreigners—was undertaken by a West European author. An anonymous traveler from Tarragona in his description of the capital of Byzantium emphasized that its main temple is dedicated to the Son of God, and the name Hagia Sophia points to one of the attributes of the Creator, the Wisdom of God (Latin Sancta Sapientia), and not – as it was claimed in the West in his times – a saint named Sophia. (3)
A clear statement that Hagia Sophia is a temple dedicated to Jesus, the Son of God can also be found in a medieval Byzantine normative source. A Chrysobull by Emperor Manuel Comnenus, dated 1153, states that the Constantinopolitan cathedral was built in honour of the Saviour. (4) Interestingly, the theme also appears on the pages of a 13th century source of Slavic provenance (Old Russian), known as the Pilgrim’s Books (Книги Паломник), written by Dobryna Jadrejkovič from Novgorod the Great, also known in the literature under the monastic name (Anthony of Novgorod), who traveled to Constantinople between 1200 and 1204. In the itinerary written after the return, he described many Byzantine objects of the capital, including the Hagia Sophia basilica, whose name according to him should be understood as the Temple of Wisdom and Word of God. (5)
In the work dedicated to Theodosius of Tărnovo the author calls the Constantinopolitan Hagia Sophia – a temple of the “Wisdom of God’s Word.” (6)
The preserved source material justifies the thesis that in Byzantium, regardless of the era, the cathedral basilica was conceived primarily as a temple dedicated to Christ – the Incarnate Word of God.
Most of the Eastern Church Fathers and later Byzantine writers (Justin the Martyr, Athenagoras of Athens, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Methodius of Olympus, Eusebius of Caesarea, Cyril of Jerusalem, Athanasius of Alexandria, Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa, Cyril of Alexandria, Theodoret, Athanasius the Sinaite, patriarch of Constantinople Germanus, Theodore the Studite, Symeon the Metaphrast, Symeon the New Theologian and Philotheus Coccinus) leave no doubt to the readers that the personified Wisdom of God they meet in the Old Testament, is a symbolic representation of Christ – the Logos before Incarnation.
Therefore, Hagia Sophia, having been dedicated to the Son of God, does qualify as The Temple of God since Jesus is God and this is exactly what the Antichrist wants to denounce making himself as God sitting in the very Temple of God.
In Second Thessalonians, it does not specify which Temple Antichrist sits in, it could be Hagia Sophia or Jerusalem, or even with all the other verses, both, even including the Vatican.
While we all argue the different biblical points, one thing is for sure, our silence on Hagia Sophia while millions of Muslims surround it like wolves, is shameful. Here, this is your heritage, this is your Temple, weep and pray:
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(1) Procopius Caesariensis, De bellis, III, 6, 26, ed. H.B. Dewing, London 1916 (cetera: Procopius, De bellis): Σοφίαν καλοῦσιν οἱ Βυζάντιοι τὸν νεὼν, ταύτην δὴ μάλιστα τῷ Θεῷ πρέπειν τὴν ἐπωνυμίαν ἡγούμενοι; Pro- copius Caesariensis, De aedificiis, I, 1, 21, ed. H.B. Dewing, London 1940 (cetera: Procopius, De ae- dificiis): Σοφίαν καλοῦσιν οἱ Βυζάντιοι τὸν νεὼν ἐπικαιριώτατα τῷ Θεῷ τὴν ἐπωνυμίαν ἀπεργασάμενοι. A.M. Am- mann, Darstellung und Deutung der Sophia im Vorpetrinischen Russland, OCP 4, 1938, p. 123.
(2) In that way it took its name: the Church of Divine Wisdom (Hagia Sophia), expressed [in the matter] the Word of God – Narratio de structura, 10, p. 418; Г. Флоровский, op . cit .; С. Золотарев, София Пре- мудрость Божия…, p. 244. *
(3) K.N. Ciggaar, Une Description de Constantinople dans le Tarragonensis 55, REB 53, 1995, p. 129‒130; Таррагонский аноним, О граде Константинополе . Латинское описание реликвий Константи- нополя XI в., ed. Л.К.М. Санчес, [in:] Реликвии в искусстве и культуре восточно-христианского мира, Москва 2000, p. 165; С. Золотарев, София Премудрость Божия…, p. 244.
(4) G. Dagron, op . cit ., p. 231, 299–300; M.L. Fobelli, op . cit ., p. 168.
(5) A.M. Ammann, op. cit., p. 131; G. Dagron, op . cit ., p. 300; О. Этингоф, Иконография Иисуса Хри- ста как образа воплощенной Софии Премудрости Божией, [in:] София Премудрость Божия…, p. 59; С. Золотарев, София Премудрость Божия…, p. 244
(6) Пространно житие на Теодосий Търновски от патриарх Калист, [in:] Стара българска литература в седем тома, vol. IV, Житиеписни творби, ed. К. Иванова, София 1986, p. 464.