The building was constructed between 532 and 537 on the orders of the Byzantine emperor Justinian I as the third Church of the Holy Wisdom to occupy the site, the prior one having been destroyed by rioters in the Nika riots. It was designed by the Greek geometers Isidore of Miletus and Anthemius of Tralles. The church was dedicated to the Wisdom of God, the Logos, the second person of the Trinity, its patronal feast taking place on 25 December, the commemoration of the birth of the incarnation of the Logos in Christ. Although sometimes referred to as Sancta Sophia (as though it were named after Sophia the Martyr), sophia is the phonetic spelling in Latin of the Greek word for wisdom. Its full name in Greek is Ναός της Αγίας του Θεού Σοφίας, Naos tēs Hagias tou Theou Sophias, “Shrine of the Holy Wisdom of God”. The church housed a large collection of relics and featured a 15-metre (49 ft) silver iconostasis.  The focal point of the Eastern Orthodox Church for nearly one thousand years, the building witnessed the excommunication of Patriarch Michael I Cerularius officially communicated by Humbert of Silva Candida, the papal envoy of Pope Leo IX in 1054, an act that is commonly considered the start of the East–West Schism.
Simple narration of Biblical stories may not create interest in them. But stories accompanies by colorful visual medium like Biblical coloring pages would strike their imagination and they would be able to related the narrations well with pictures. The color pages usually make perfect alphabet games as they come in funny shapes or associated with things children love like doggy, monkey, fairy, flowers, garlands, cartoon characters and others. Children love such visual medium and the Biblical pages too can be used to teach them various things.
You can even print out some and hold a coloring competition amongst your kids or your class. It is all too common for the coloring sheets that are given out and taken home to become lost, torn, or crumpled up. Obviously such damaged coloring pages are no use for the competition anymore. Parents can be instructed to go online and print out replacement printable coloring pages. It only requires a computer, Internet connection, and a printer to come up with such a contest entry replacement.
In order for a child to be happy and develop well, the role that parents play is extremely critical. They are the children’s first heroes and friends. Children learn most of their first lessons and concepts of the world around them from their parents. This is why parents should understand the ways to put their children’s creativity and mental abilities to positive use. Among the easiest ways to do this is through encouraging the children in coloring at a young age. Children who begin coloring at an early age have fewer mental problems than those who don’t. They are also better writers and artists, have fuller imaginations, and learn important life lessons and values more easily.
DLTK is one of the premier children’s crafting sites and has been adding to it’s list of materials for many years now. On this one site you can find almost any type of coloring pages to print that you might want. For example, you can get numerous sheets for the different holidays throughout the year. These pages have been designed with children of all ages in mind, and you can find both secular and religious subjects. You can find many cartoon character coloring pages on the DLTK site including SpongeBob Squarepants, Spiderman, Scooby Doo, and the Powerpuff Girls. You can also find the coloring sheets to tell the entire story of ”Brown Bear, Brown Bear” which is a favorite book for children.