I have taken Dr Madden's Istanbul six-part course and enjoyed it immensely. This was a nice addition to all the information I gathered in that course. It was wonderful to have the time to explore one of the beautiful Istanbul churches in such detail. I can't stress enough how much I have learned about a part of the world I knew little about before Dr Madden's talks. I highly recommend both his seminars and multi-part courses. You won't be disappointed.
This church is often missed by the tourists but I sought it out on a short trip three years ago. Unfortunately I had not done my homework beforehand. This hour with Dr Madden helped me understand what I saw that day. Wish I had the knowledge before my visit but so glad to have traveled extensively before the pandemic and that Context is making these virtual trips available.
Dr. Madden's presentation was informative, educational, and entertaining. It is sad to see such an historic Christian site as the Chora Church being at risk to satisfy the political motivations of an autocratic leader. The photographs and the verbal descriptions of the Chora Church used by Dr. Madden were outstanding. I would watch any presentation done by Dr. Madden.
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