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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...

Jewish Extremists Disrupt Pentecostal Prayers of Greek Orthodox Leaders on Mount Zion

In accordance to various agreements, Christians are able to observe communal worship in the Cenacle on Mount Zion five times a year, including the important...

The Story of the Karamanlides: Orthodox, Turkish-Speaking People Native to Anatolia

Starting as far back as 1071, Turks began their settlements in Anatolia and shortly after, dominated the vast majority of the region, excluding the...

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...

Anniversary Event in Istanbul for the Sunday of Orthodoxy

An anniversary event full of emotion and pride for the Greek Orthodox faith took place in Istanbul on March 20, 2016. The event titled...

Greek Singer Haris Alexiou to Perform in Izmir, Turkey

A concert organized by the Agia Foteini community, will take place on Feb 6 in Izmir, Turkey, featuring Haris Alexiou. The famous Greek singer...
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Greeks in Izmir Celebrate Epiphany for the First Time after 94 Years [Video]

The Christian Orthodox ritual stopped being practiced in 1922 after the war and population exchange between Greece and Turkey.

First Greek Orthodox Epiphany Celebration in Izmir Since 1922

For the first time since the Asia Minor Catastrophe of 1922, a Greek Orthodox Epiphany celebration is set to take place in Izmir on January...

‘Wish Trees’ Attract Visitors in Saint Voukolos Greek Orthodox Church

The olive and myrtle tree saplings that Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and İzmir mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu planted on February 6 at the exterior space of Saint Voukolos Greek Orthodox Church have now...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Host International Summit on Environment and the Arts

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will host the second Halki Summit in Heybeliada, Turkey. The summit, to be held June 8-10, is a gathering...