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Turkish Authorities Ban Christian Liturgy in Panagia Sumela Monastery

Turkish authorities notified the Ecumenical Patriarchate that the license for the yearly mass at Panagia Sumela Monastery in Trabzon is revoked. After five consecutive years during which...

Ecumenical Patriarch’s Fifth Visit to Sumela Monastery

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited Sumela Monastery in Turkey for the fifth consecutive year and officiated the Divine Liturgy held in the historic monastery. Hundreds of worshipers...

Turkey: Sumela Monastery Preparing for August 15 Celebrations

The Greek Orthodox Sumela Monastery has almost completed its preparations for the Divine Liturgy of August 15, the feast day of the Assumption of the...

Service Held At Historic Sumela Monastery

Hundreds of Greek Orthodox Christians gathered for the annual religious service at the Sumela Monastery in Turkey's Black Sea coastal province of Trabzon on...

Greek Orthodox Tavelers Visit The Sumela Monastery, Turkey

The Daily News states that many Orthodox tourists will visit Turkey’s Black Sea provinces of Trabzon, Ordu and Samsun. The visitors plan to attend...

Council of Europe Raises Question on Future of Panagia Sumela Orthodox Monastery, Pontus

The issue of intellectual, Byzantine heritage and the future of the Orthodox Panagia Sumela Monastery in historical Pontus, was raised during the last session...

Restored Monastery Draws Tourists Exploring Pontic Greek Heritage

A Pontic Greek monastery in Turkey's Black Sea region is open for tourism after being restored, local authorities have said. The Virgin Mary Monastery in Kayadibi...

Secret Chapel and Crypts Discovered at Panagia Soumela Monastery (photos)

Crypts and secret passages; which until now have been unexplored, came to light during restoration work at Panagia Soumela Monastery in Trebizond. According to a...

Rock-Carved Greek Orthodox Monastery in Turkey Opens for Tourists

After Sumela, Turkey’s second largest monastery built out of a mountain, the Virgin Mary Monastery in the Black Sea province of Giresun is awaiting...

Patriarch Bartholomew Prays to End Violence in Sumela Service

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew performed the annual Divine Liturgy at the historical Sumela monastery, in the northern Turkish province of Trabzon, on the occasion of...