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...

Greek Orthodox Christians of Istanbul Celebrate Epiphany

The Greek Orthodox Christian community in Istanbul led by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew celebrated Epiphany with the traditional blessing of the waters on Saturday. The Ecumenical...

Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew ‘Targeted by Erdogan’s Regime’

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is becoming a target by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s regime, because of his suspected links with Fethullah Gullen and the CIA,...

Albania Gives Citizenship to Greek Orthodox Archbishop Anastasios (video)

The Archbishop of Albania, Anastasios, led hundreds of Orthodox devotees at the Tirana Cathedral on Monday, where he held the first liturgy as an...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: Don’t Change Status Quo in Jerusalem

Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew on Monday, criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying the patriarchate supports the continuation...

Erdogan’s Present to Albania: Biggest Mosque in the Balkans Nears Completion

Inaugurated in 2015 by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Albanian counterpart Bujar Nishani the construction project of the Grand Mosque 'Namazgja'...