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"It was a moral and social issue that led to the destruction of the roof of the original Hagia Sophia by fire in 404. A turbulent reforming priest, Saint John Chrysostom, the Patriarch of Constantinople, had been denouncing both the vice and luxury of the imperial court and the immorality of the female sex in the sermons that he delivered from the pulpit of Hagia Sophia. He even compared Empress Eudoxia to Jezebel, and for this reason and others, he was arrested and banished - only to return, following a popular demonstration, to his church. This time he compared her to Herodias demanding the head of Saint John. Riots followed the Easter baptisms, the clergy were driven out, Saint John Chrysostom was exiled, and his partisans set fire to Hagia Sophia."

A Byzantine mosaic of St. John Chrysostom at the Hagia Sophia.

 
Hagia Sophia: Construction and Reconstruction

Hagia Sophia: Construction and Reconstruction

The cross is substituted by a crescent and a provisional wooden minaret is built The cross is substituted by a crescent and a provisional wooden minaret is built The cross is substituted by a crescent and a provisional wooden minaret is built The cross is substituted by a crescent and a provisional wooden minaret is built The cross is substituted by a crescent and a provisional wooden minaret is built Earthquake The First Hagia Sophia is inaugurated by Constantius II
A fire destroys the roof
Church of Theodosius II The Hagia Sophia burns to the ground Construction of the new Hagia Sophia The new Hagia Sophia is dedicated by Emperor Justinian Earthquake Earthquake The dome collapses The restored church is consecrated Images destroyed during the Iconoclast Controversy are restored Restoration by Basil I The redecoration of Hagia Sophia begins Earthquake Rebuilding under rule of Basil II Changes during the Latin Empire Reign of Michael VIII Andronicus II carries out works to restabilize the church 1st reign of John V Palaeologus Earthquake The eastern part of the dome collapses Restoration The cross is substituted by a crescent and a provisional wooden minaret is built Redecoration under Mehmed II Architect Sinan is invited to reform Hagia Sophia Tomb of Sultan Selim II Tomb of Sultan Murad III Tomb of Sultan Mehmed III Reign of Murad IV Elementary school Hagia Sophia Fountain Restoration under Sultan Abdulmejid The timing room is built Earthquake Restoration by members of the Byzantine Institute of America A long-lost portrait of Emperor Alexander is rediscovered