Youth Orchestra of Dion Travels to Ancient Ephesus

Children aged 7 to 20 years old, from the Pieria regional unit, (in the Region of Central Macedonia, northern Greece), will travel to Turkey...

Greek Orthodox Cross Throwing Ceremony Held in Istanbul

Orthodox Christians in Istanbul reenacted the baptism of Christ with a traditional cross-throwing ceremony Wednesday, at several waterfront locations in the city. After a four-hour...

Patriarch Says Greeks Return to Turkey

According to the Turkish newspaper Milliyet, Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew said that Greece's crushing economic crisis has made life so desperate that many people...

Digitalization of Libraries in Ecumenical Patriarchate Under the Aegis of HTO

Greek HTO and Cosmote company have undertaken the work of digitalization and documentation of Libraries in the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Theological School of...

Turkish Court Postpones Decision on Status of Hagia Sophia

The Turkish Council of State - the country's highest administrative body - delayed a decision on whether the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople can be...

European Court gives ownership of orphanage to patriarchate

The European Court of Human Rights makes a decision recommending Turkey to give the ownership of the Büyükada Orphanage back to Fener Greek Patriarchate....

Laki Vingas First Non-Muslim Member of Turkish VGM

Laki Vingas is a Turkish citizen of Greek descent living in Istanbul. He is also the first non-Muslim member of the General Assembly of...

22 Heads of State Attending Erdogan’s Swearing-in as Turkish President

A total of 22 heads of state will attend the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's inauguration ceremony at the Presidential Complex in Ankara on Monday,...

Suspended sentence to Metropolitan for the reconstruction of a Church in Chalki

An imprisonment sentence was imposed by the Turkish Court of Princes’ Island against the Metropolitan of Moschonissia, Apostolos Daniilidis and a member of the...

New Excavations and Search for Holy Water At Orthodox Church in Ayvalik

New archaeological excavations are being conducted at the Orthodox Church of Faneromeni in Ayvalik, a district of Balekisir, under the auspices of the Municipality...