Hagia Sophia’s 6th Century Imperial Gate Vandalized
The historic Imperial Gate in Hagia Sophia has been badly damaged, a Turkish group announced on Tuesday. The Turkish Association of Art Historians (STD) posted a picture clearly depicting the damage to the oak wood of the 15-century-old gate. The Imperial...
The Turbulent Life of Byzantine Empress Theodora
In Constantinople, circa 500 AD, a girl was born to a poor circus worker and his wife. That child, Theodora, would become an actress, a prostitute, a mistress, a feminist, an empress of the civilized world, and eventually, a...
Hagia Sophia to Hold First Ramadan Prayer in 88 Years
Hagia Sophia, the symbolic center of the Greek Orthodox faith that was converted by Turkey into a mosque in 2020, will hold its first tarawih prayer in 88 years, a special evening prayer during the Muslim fasting month of...
Touching Papadopoulos Cookies Ad Goes Viral in Greece
A touching advertisement for Papadopoulos cookies which was created in honor of the company's 100th anniversary has gone viral on social media in Greece. For many Greeks, cookies are synonymous with Papadopoulos, as the country has created some of the...
Archbishop Elpidophoros Slams Turkey as Erdogan Celebrates Hagia Sophia Anniversary
Archbishop Elpidophoros issued a statement on the occasion of the first anniversary of the conversion of Hagia Sophia into an Islamic mosque.
Novel About Greek Exodus From Istanbul Wins Turkish Literary Prize
A Turkish literature prize named the Orhan Kemal Novel Prize has been awarded to ethnically Greek man from Istanbul, Hercules Millas.
Erdogan Calls on the Greeks of Constantinople to Return — Report
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on the Greeks of Constantinople to return to the city, according to Turkish media reports.
The Unexpected Reference of Joe Biden to Constantinople
In recognizing the Armenia Genocide, US President Joe Biden referred to Constantinople, in a move that raised eye-brows in Greece
Nikos Magginas, Photographer of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Dies
Nikos Magginas, the personal photographer of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople died on Saturday.
Ecumenical Patriarchate Celebrates Epiphany with Blessing of the Waters
The Ecumenical Patriarchate celebrated the Epiphany as it usually does, with a cross thrown into the waters of the Bosphorus.