Ecumenical Patriarch’s Visit to Kemal Ataturk’s Home-Museum

Maria Arkouli - October 2013 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew made a visit to the childhood home-museum of the historical leader of Turkey, Kemal Ataturk, which is located within the Turkish Consulate complex. Mr. Bartholomew, accompanied by prelates of the Patriarchate, was welcomed by Consul General of Turkey in Thessaloniki Tuğrul Biltekin, who then gave him a tour through the ...

Fire Causes Significant Losses to a Greek-Orthodox Monastery

Maria Arkouli - 22/10/13 The bushfire that has broken out in the Blue Mountains area, near Sydney, caused significant damages to the Greek Orthodox Monastery of Saint George. According to an announcement of the Holy Monastery, it is closed due to the significant damage caused by the devastating fire. Almost ten expatriates were found at the Monastery on Sunday, who were ...

Orthodox Service In Turkish Hotel, Not Church

Maria Arkouli - 10/1/2013 A group of about 400 Greeks performed a religious ceremony in a hotel, after the denial of the permission needed to conduct a church service at the Taxiarchis Church in the Aegean province of Balikesir’s Ayvalik district. As Hurriyetdailynews reports, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul wanted to organize a church service ...

Patriarch of Alexandria: Pray For All

Maria Arkouli-7/7/13 In an exclusive statement to Real.gr, the Patriarch of Alexandria, Theodore, expressed his anxiety about the difficult times Egypt is experiencing, while at the same time he sends everywhere a message for the future of the Orthodox Church and of the Greeks of Egypt. Patriarch Theodore, immediately after the Egyptian Army communique ousted President Mohammed ...

Obama Urged To Protect Patriarch

Maria Arkouli - 16/5/13 Archbishop Demetrios of America has sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, urging him to exert influence in order to ensure the protection of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. According to an announcement of the Archdiocese of America “just when publications in the Turkish press and other media were released, referring to the assassination ...

Pancyprian Gymnasium Awards Bartholomew

 Maria Arkouli - 18/4/13 The Pancyprian Gymnasium of Nicosia, the oldest secondary school of Cyprus, a school with a history of 200 years, visited Istanbul and made a pilgrimage to the Phanar. The director, Solon Charalambus, the Bishop of Paphos Georgios, the teachers and the students visited the Church of St. George and met with the Ecumenical Patriarch ...