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Legal Battle of Greeks in Istanbul

The Greek community of Istanbul has turned to the Turkish Court asking for the return of three orthodox churches and many other properties that were given by the Turkish state in the so-called ''Autocephalous Turkish Orthodox Patriarchate" which isn't recognized...

Zografeion Lyceum Celebrates 120 Years

Zografeion Lyceum will celebrate its 120 years of operation, featuring a concert with Greek singer Evanthia Reboutsika. Zografeion Lyceum is the monumental school of Greek Orthodox Stavrodromi Community in Istanbul. The concert is organized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and will...

A Cultural Journey from Greece to Turkey in Halki

A special concert will take place on September 22 at the Theological School of Halki, in the presence of two Patriarchs. The concert has the general title: A cultural journey from Greece to Turkey. The main singers of the concert...

Bartholomew Lauds the Great Church

On April 19, His Eminence, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew officiated the service of the Salutations to the Theotokos at the church of Panaghia Koumariotissa at Nihori on the Bosphorus, in Istanbul. He spoke of the contribution and the history of...

Metropolitan Anthimos Tells Greeks: Don't Watch Turkish TV Series

The Metropolitan of Thessaloniki Anthimos has criticized Turkish TV series he said have "invaded" Greek lives and said the owners of Greek stations should not show them. During the Sunday church service, he advised against watching them, even though...

Patriarch Bartholomew’s Name Day Celebration in Constantinople

Our Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I celebrated his name day yesterday with a special liturgy in Baloucli, Constantinople on June 10. Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos, representatives from the Greek Church and the Mosque Patriarchate under Bishop Savva...

Turkish News Report: Crisis Also Affecting the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Employees Unpaid

According to a recent Turkish article, the financial crisis seems to have also hit the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul. The newspaper reports that the Patriarchate is in extremely bad economic conditions, as the employees that work on its premises...

Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Visits Ecumenical Patriarch in Istanbul

Greek Deputy Foreign Minister, D. Dollis, held a meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Fener, Istanbul, earlier Thursday morning, in which the two men discussed issues concerning the international activities of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The Greek deputy also congratulated His...

Εcumenical Patriarchate Denounces Russian Interference in the Ephraim Case

Τhe Ecumenical Patriarchate denounced the interference of the Russian Orthodox Church in the case of Abbot Ephraim of Vatopedi, after the Holy Synod concluded on Tuesday. In its official announcement, the Patriarchate points out that Mount Athos lies within the...

Professors from Greek Aristotle’s University Undertake Restoration Project of Theological School of Halki

The Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki is taking an active part in reviving the Theological School of Halki in Istanbul. This trend has been supported by 30 professors of the Greek University, who will provide the Ecumenical Patriarchate with their...