Greece celebrated the Dormition of the Virgin Mary with great splendor and devotion at places of pilgrimage across the country and beyond.
Turkey has forbidden the liturgy at the historic Orthodox monastery of Panagia Soumela on the August 15 religious holiday. The Ecumenical Patriarch in Constantinople informed the Christian community of the decision in a statement released on Thursday. However, no explanation...
Greece and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew blasted Turkey on Tuesday over the "desecration" of the Panagia Soumela Monastery which was turned into a nightclub for an advertising video clip. The controversial video clip, with a DJ playing loud electronic music in...
The courtyard of Panagia Soumela Monastery turned into a nightclub in advertising video clip, causing outrage in the Orthodox World
George Varythymiadis, a representative of the Pontian Greeks, was detained at the Istanbul airport by the Turkish authorities on Friday.
Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Thursday joined thousands of Pontian Greeks who gathered at the church of Panagia Soumela at Mt. Vermion in northern Greece to celebrate the Dormition of the Virgin Mary. Pavlopoulos attended a memorial service in memory...
The emblematic Panagia Soumela Monastery in Trabzon, Turkey will not be open for the Dormition of Virgin Mary liturgy on August 15 since restoration works are not completed yet, according to a Skai television report. The monastery, which is the most...
The historic Panagia Soumela Monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary and located in Trabzon in the Black Sea is to reopen its doors to the public on May 25, 2019 after more than three years of restoration work. The religious...
In a long journey full of religious and cultural symbolism, 34 year-old George Lipiridis recently bicycled from the Panagia Soumela Monastery in the Greek region of Macedonia, to the Panagia Soumela Monastery in present-day Turkey, near the city of...
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