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Diaspora Greeks in Istanbul Have Better Living Conditions Than in the Past

The problems the Greek community of Istanbul is facing and the actions and initiatives of the Ecumenical Federation of Constantinople Greeks were presented by chairman Nikolaos Ouzounoglou, at the meeting of the Special Permanent Committee on Diaspora Greeks of the...

562 Years Since the Fall of Constantinople: The End of an Empire [VIDEO]

The fall of Constantinople was the result of a three month siege by the Ottoman army, led by Sultan Mehmed II. At the time, Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos was the  ruler of the Byzantine capital. The siege lasted from April...

Infographic: Visits of Ecumenical Patriarchs to Rome and Popes to Constantinople

As Pope Francis is paying a visit to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Phanar here is a timeline of the official meetings of the Primates of the Orthodox and Catholic Churches throughout the centuries, as released by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. There...

Constantinople: Monastery of Stoudios Converting to a Mosque

The Turkish government plans to turn the Monastery of Stoudios into a mosque. The monastery is one of the most important Byzantine monuments of Constantinople. The restoration of the building will end in 2014, and then it will be converted into a...

Possible Bones of John The Baptist Discovered in Bulgaria

A team of researchers believe a knuckle bone found buried beneath a Bulgarian church may belong to John the Baptist, the New Testament prophet who heralded the ministry of Jesus. The archaeologists from Oxford University were surprised that the bones...

20th Anniversary of the Enthronement of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

The Archbishop of America, Demetrios organized a dinner event in Constantinople celebrating 20 years since the enthronement of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Also in attendance were the Patriarchs of Serbia and Georgia Irenaios and Ilias respectively, the Archbishop...

Alcestis Protopsalti and Stephen Korkolis to Perform in Constantinople

Two great performers meet in Constantinople to present a musical performance titled ' One Piano, One Voice". The wonderful voice of Alcestis Protopsalti and the magic hands of Stephen Korkolis come together in a recital full of delightful melodies from old to...

Summer Olympic Games in 2020

The list of potential candidates to host the Summer Olympic Games of 2020 continues to grow. Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced officially today that his nation aspires  to host the Summer Olympic Games in 2020. He added...