Ecumenical Patriarch: “Hagia Sophia should not be turned into a Mosque

Abed Alloush - 9/3/14 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has expressed strong opposition to the potential conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque. He was speaking during a debate about whether or not Hagia Sophia should become a mosque, at the Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches, which is underway in Istanbul, and his statements were ...

Greek Archbishop of America: ‘Hagia Sophia Must Not Become a Mosque’

Abed Alloush - 21/12/13 Archbishop of America, Demetrios, expressed his deep concern over the statements of turning Hagia Sophia of Istanbul into a Muslim mosque. In a related announcement of the archdiocese, “His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, expressed his grave concern over current rhetoric by some Turkish state officials regarding the intention to ...

Zografeion Lyceum Celebrates 120 Years

Abed Alloush - 10/11/13 Zografeion Lyceum will celebrate its 120 years of operation, featuring a concert with Greek singer Evanthia Reboutsika. Zografeion Lyceum is the monumental school of Greek Orthodox Stavrodromi Community in Istanbul. The concert is organized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and will take place on November 20, in the school’s “Dimitris Fragopoulos” auditorium.  Participating in ...