His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visits little Haghia Sophia

Ecumenical Patriarchate – October 2014

On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, the feast of Saints Sergius and Bacchus, His All-Holiness visited the former Byzantine Church dedicated to the memory of these saints. The current building’s construction is traced back to the Roman Emperor Justinian and his wife Theodora. In 1497, it was converted to a mosque and currently bears the name of Küçük Ayasofya Camii, that is, Little Haghia Sophia.