Historic Sumela Monastery to Finally Reopen in May

The first section of the historic Greek Orthodox Sumela monastery, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, will re-open to the public on May 18, Turkish...

Hagia Sophia: The Center of Greek Orthodox Faith Through the Ages

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (Constantinople) remains the symbolic center of the Greek Orthodox faith, even almost six centuries after its fall to the Ottomans....

Turkey’s Erdogan Repeats Threats To Turn Hagia Sophia Into Mosque

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeated on Friday his intentions to change Hagia Sophia's status from Museum to Mosque. Erdogan has made Hagia Sophia...

Ahmadiyya Leader Warns of “Critical Need for Peace” at London Symposium

The global leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community warned of the "critical need for peace" at the community's sixteenth annual Peace Symposium on Saturday...

Orthodox Faithful Flock to Rare Liturgy at Church in Turkey

Greek Orthodox faithful from the island of Chios traveled to the Turkish port of Cesme (Krini), for a rare liturgy held at Saint Charalambos...

Turkey Approves Construction of First Orthodox Church Since 1923

Turkish authorities have given the go-ahead for the construction of the first Orthodox church in Istanbul since 1923, the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported on...

Hagia Sophia Dancer Causes Outrage in Turkey (video)

A video of a ballerina doing a split inside Istanbul’s historic Hagia Sophia Museum on Saturday has caused widespread outrage in nationalist and Islamist...

Dozens Mark Epiphany by Diving into Constantinople’s Waters (video)

Dozens of Orthodox men dove into Istanbul’s cold waters to retrieve a cross to mark the baptism of Jesus Christ. On Sunday, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew...

Ukrainian Orthodox Church Formally Split from Russia in Istanbul

On Saturday, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has formally received its independence as Patriarch Bartholomew I signed the "Tomos" in Istanbul, which is a decree...

Ukrainian Church Independent as of January 6, 2019

The Autocephaly (independence) of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine will be made official in special ceremonies which will take place in the Ecumenical Patriarchate of...