Europe’s Highest Court Gives Employers Right to Ban Religious Symbols at Work

The European Court of Justice has recognized the right of employers to prohibit the use of visible religious symbols such as the hijab in...

ISIS Jihadists Threaten Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

  A new video by ISIS jihadists threatens the West and warns that the next target is Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, as Turkey will become...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Says It Is Time to Reopen the Theological School of Halki...

Over the past weekend the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew called for the reopening of the Theological School of Halki in Turkey which has been closed...

Photos of The ‘Frosted’ Patriarch Bartholomew in the Snow

The Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew did not let the sub-zero temperature over the past few days interrupt his day as he...

How Istanbul’s Historical Churches Celebrate Christmas

Istanbul is home to over 200 active churches according to a 2000 census, and this holiday season they are celebrating Christmas with the traditional...

ISIS Threatens Christian Churches During Holiday Season

With a message posted on the internet on Thursday, the "Secret jihadists" group threaten the Christian world and speak of "bloody celebrations in the...

Panagia Soumela Monastery to Remain Closed Until August 2018

The Panagia Soumela Monastery will remain closed until August 2018 due to restoration works ongoing since 2015. The annual liturgy of the Greek Orthodox Church...

Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople Pens Congratulatory Letter to President-Elect Trump

Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, is the latest of world organization leaders to congratulate U.S. President-Elect Trump. His Holiness recently wrote...
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Permanent Imam Is Appointed at Hagia Sophia

The position of Imam at Hagia Sophia that was established in 1936 but remained vacant for years has now been filled, as a permanent...

First Orthodox Consecration in Smyrna Since 1922

Sunday was a joyous day for the Orthodox Christians of Smyrna, as the consecration of Erythrae Bishop Cyrillus was the first since 1922. The consecration...