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The Ecumenical Patriarchate Grants Independence To The Ukrainian Church

The issue of independence of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine has been agonizing Orthodox Christianity the last few years. With Moscow strongly against it, and...

Russian Church A Step Closer To Split From The Rest of Orthodox Christianity

  The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church announced that it will end its participation in every structure that is chaired by the Ecumenical...

Turkey’s Presidency Celebrates Fall of Constantinople (video)

Turkey's presidency has released a grandiose video celebrating the fall of Constantinople with a slick, CGI-rich production which links the 1453 Ottoman conquest with the...

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...

A Book on the 150 Greek Newspapers of Istanbul

A book about the 150 Greek newspapers that have been published through the ages in Istanbul is to be presented at the Consulate of...

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...

What Was Theophanes of Constantinople’s Contribution to Early Russia?

By Catherine Tsounis Catherine Tsounis is a published author of Greek descent and a travel enthusiast who gives us insight into the Byzantine influence in...

Thousands Pray Near Hagia Sophia, Call for its Reopening as a Mosque

A huge group prayer in front of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, was held to commemorate the 562nd anniversary of the conquest, according to organizers. A number of groups...

Diaspora Greeks in Istanbul Have Better Living Conditions Than in the Past

The problems the Greek community of Istanbul is facing and the actions and initiatives of the Ecumenical Federation of Constantinople Greeks were presented by chairman...
Timeline of Pope-Patriarch Meetings

Infographic: Visits of Ecumenical Patriarchs to Rome and Popes to Constantinople

As Pope Francis is paying a visit to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Phanar here is a timeline of the official meetings of the Primates...