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Istanbul Patriarchate purchases world’s third oldest church

The world’s reputedly third oldest church, the Byzantine Başmelekler Church, or Taksiyarhon Church, was purchased by the Istanbul patriarchate on Sept. 10, the head priest of Halki Seminary, Professor Elpidophoros Lambriniadis, has announced. First published in Hurriyet Daily News The … Continue reading

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The Patriarchate is ecumenical

First published in Hurriyet Daily News Friday, November 19, 2010 By MUSTAFA AKYOL BRUSSELS – What brought me to the European capital this time is an international conference organized by the Archons. Never heard of the Archons before? I, at … 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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“Better Turks than Latins!” – The Aftermath and the New City

So the end of the Roman Empire and of its Emperors had come at last. The Roman Empire of the East, which we now call Byzantium had lasted (if you start at the founding of Constantinople) for one thousand, one … Continue reading

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Appear on 60 Minutes Segment on Orthodox Christianity

CBS News Anchor Bob Simon of the program 60 Minutes, discusses Orthodox Christianity with His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Halki Orthodox Theological Seminary. New York, NY – His All Holiness Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of 300 million … 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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