The US Urge Turkey to Reopen Halki Orthodox Seminary

OCP News Service - 2/8/21 Istanbul-Turkey: The US Department of State has urged Turkey to reopen the Halki Orthodox Seminary on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its closure. The seminary ceased its operation in 1971 since the Turkish government enacted a law banning private higher education institutions to operate in the country. The Press release ...

Orthodox Liturgy Held Over the Ruins of the 5th Century Byzantium Church in Israel

OCP News Service - 2/8/21 Holy Land-Jerusalem: Orthodox Liturgy Held at the Ruins of the 5th Century Byzantium Church in the city of Ashdod in Israel. Archbishop Theophanes of Gerassa served the Liturgy. More details here: The debris of the old Byzantine Church was initially excavated in 1921. The central Church and chapels were discovered during the excavation ...