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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...

Bulgarian Orthodox to Consult on FYROM Church Split

A long-standing split between Bulgaria and FYROM’s Orthodox churches may be heading for a resolution, despite concerns it could fuel more disagreement among Europe’s...

Historic Greek Orthodox Church in Istanbul Opens after Three Years of Restorations

The historic Orthodox Church of St. George, a UNESCO world heritage site, has been opened with a ceremony after undergoing a three-year restoration, in...

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...

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...

Unearthed Church at Pisidia Raises Question of Religious Byzantine City

After three years of work, a big church in the ancient city of Pisidia, has been unearthed. The 6th-century church may have been destroyed by a big fire in...

Islamization of Hagia Sophia: It’s a Mosque Again!

Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Hagia Sophia, is to be used as a mosque for the 30 days of the religious Ramadan feast in Turkey. Reports...

Inauguration of New Orthodox Cathedral in Albania

October 26, the feast day of St. Demetrius, was chosen for the inauguration of Berat's new Cathedral in south-central Albania. The opening ceremony of...

Vice President Biden Visits Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul

On December 3rd Vice President Biden met with His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Greek Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul. Following their meeting, the...