Tag Archives: Greek Orthodox

Mt. Athos: A visit to the Holy Mountain on CBS’ “60 Minutes” this Easter Sunday

One to try and watch! Bob Simon steps back in time when he gets rare access to monks in ancient monasteries on a remote Greek peninsula who have lived a Spartan life of prayer in a tradition virtually unchanged for … Continue reading

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The last Orthodox patriarch in Turkey?

A very interesting report from CNN. First published on CNN.com on 27 August 2010. Istanbul, Turkey (CNN) — Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is the living embodiment of an ancient tradition. From his historic base in Istanbul, Turkey, the 270th Patriarch of … Continue reading

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Icon of the Triumph of Orthodoxy from BBC’s History of the World Series

At last this series brings us something from Byzantium! As the series now approaches a point in time which is just prior to the Renaissance, why has Byzantium had just one ‘outing’? The series lays claim to be a history … Continue reading

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“Better Turks than Latins!” – The Aftermath and the New City

Mehmet had now achieved the goal that for centuries had been the sacred duty of the faithful to capture the Christian capital. Born during a plague that had killed two of his brothers, he was the third son of a … Continue reading

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