Hagia Sophia in İznik: Historical Church Turned Mosque

The Hagia Sophia at Nicaea, located in modern-day Iznik, Turkey, is a historical part of Byzantine-era history. Originally built as a church, Hagia Sophia was...

Discover Ancient Christian Churches in Manisa, Turkey

In modern times it may seem like an unlikely site of three of the Seven Churches of Asia, however Manisa province in Turkey was home to...

Patriarch Bartholomew Inaugurates Church on Imbros with ND Chief Mitsotakis

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew inaugurated the Saints  Constantine and Eleni Church on Imbros on Tuesday in the presence of New Democracy Chief Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The conservative...

Ancient Greek City in Turkey to Host Special Orthodox Service

A special Orthodox religious service is to be held on Tuesday in the ancient Greek city of Ephesus, in modern-day Turkey. The liturgy in remembrance...

Patriarch Bartholomew: Halki Theological School will Reopen Soon

The Halki Theological School will open again soon, according to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.  Bartholomew commented on the school re-opening at a meeting with the delegation of...

Turkish Town Hears First Orthodox Liturgy in 96 Years (photos)

A Turkish town has heard its first Orthodox liturgy in 96 years at a special religious service attended by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. The special service took...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Meets Turkish Leader

The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, early on Wednesday afternoon, at the presidential mansion in the Turkish capital,...

Putin Extends Support to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was visiting Ankara, and exchanged good wishes for Easter. The Russian president...

The Byzantine History of Putin’s Russian Empire

By Theodore Christou*, The Conversation Russian athletes were conspicuous in their neutral colours during this year’s Winter Olympics and Paralympics due to a ban based...

Holy Icons Kept in Hagia Sophia Receive New Life after Restoration

Holly icons from Greek Orthodox churches across Turkey are brought to Hagia Sophia for restoration work in order to be exhibited at a new...