For almost 1,000 years the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul was the main church of the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantium). It was converted into a Mosque in 1453 and in 1935 it opened as a museum. As a “museum” no “services”—Christian or Muslim—are to take place in the building.
But would it not be interesting to hear the sounds of a Christian service in the building? Well, you can! For a group has produced the sounds of a Christian liturgy from the Hagia Sophia—but not in the building itself. What? To find out how they did this, along with samples of the liturgy, check out the following 5:00-minute video.
See some descriptive commentary Here.