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August 15 Services at Historic Site in Turkey are Rescheduled

August 15 Services at Historic Site in Turkey are Rescheduled

The Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary is one of the Twelve Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church and therefore one of the most celebrated feast days across the Orthodox World.  It is remembered on August 15 and preceded by a fourteen day fast.  Most people simply refer...
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Archons hold meetings with Obama Administration and Congress regarding Hagia Sophia and religious minorities in Turkey

Archons hold meetings with Obama Administration and Congress regarding Hagia Sophia and religious minorities in Turkey

A delegation from the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle has returned from its trip to Washington, D.C., to brief the Obama Administration and Congressional leaders on the situation in Turkey regarding religious minorities. The meetings held last week occurred before the recent political turmoil in Turkey, but nevertheless highlight...
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The Hurriyet Daily News reports on ‘Orthodox Council moved from Turkey to Greece over Russia crisis’

The Hurriyet Daily News reports on ‘Orthodox Council moved from Turkey to Greece over Russia crisis’

  Inspired by the The Order of St. Andrew of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, The Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the good works and deeds of faith that defend and promote the Orthodox Christian faith and tradition. An Archon is an honoree by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for...
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Fierce battles in southeast Turkey hedge in Christians

Fierce battles in southeast Turkey hedge in Christians

By World Watch Monitor February 1, 2016 One of the oldest churches in the world sustained damage last week in the intensified fighting between the Turkish government and Kurdish separatists. Rocket-propelled grenades destroyed a portion of the wall surrounding the Virgin Mary Church in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir on...
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Church and Frescoes Revealed Underneath Turkey

Church and Frescoes Revealed Underneath Turkey

NEVŞEHİR, Anadolu Agency-  Recently, the Hurriyet Daily News reported that archeologists in Turkey have exposed another historical church that has been unearthed in the Cappadocia region of Central Anatolia. The excavation was part of the Nevşehir Castle Urban Transformation Project, implemented by the Nevşehir Municipality and Turkey’s Housing Development Administration...
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Epiphany Cross Dive Celebration in Turkey

Epiphany Cross Dive Celebration in Turkey

    In a time of great Christian persecution, here’s some good news! According to the Greek Reporter, in an article titled, First Greek Orthodox Epiphany Celebration in Izmir Since 1922, by Ioanna Zikakou , “For the first time since the Asia Minor Catastrophe of 1922, a Greek Orthodox Epiphany celebration is...
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The Huffington Post reports on ‘Christian Leaders Gather in Turkey’

The Huffington Post reports on ‘Christian Leaders Gather in Turkey

Christian Leaders Gather in Turkey by Vageli Sotiropoulos Deep in the heart of Turkey, in the historic city of Constantinople (Istanbul), high-ranking religious leaders gathered recently to examine and deliberate on a range of both spiritual and secular issues. The assembly in Taksim Square — where the imposing Republic Monument...
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60th Anniversary of the Tragic Persecution of Christians in Turkey

60th Anniversary of the Tragic Persecution of Christians in Turkey

Across the world, Christians are suffering for their faith, and we beseech you to remember the past and get involved.  Inspired by the Christian Rights and Freedom Institute founded by St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Naples, Florida and the South Florida Archons, the Orthodox Christian Network features important news on...
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2015 USCIRF Report Identifies Worst Religious Freedom Violators; Identifies Turkey As “Serious” Violator

2015 USCIRF Report Identifies Worst Religious Freedom Violators; Identifies Turkey As “Serious” Violator

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) announced its 2015 recommendations to Congress, the White House, and the State Department. Key finding included that Turkish secularism historically has been particularly detrimental to the smallest religious minority communities and their ability to perpetuate their faiths. Per the 1982 constitution,...
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Gatestone Institute reports on ‘Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction’

Gatestone Institute reports on ‘Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction’

The Gatestone Institute recently reported on ‘Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction’ by Uzay Bulut. The Gatestone Institute, a non-partisan, not-for-profit international policy council and think tank is dedicated to educating the public about what the mainstream media fails to report in promoting: Institutions of Democracy and the...
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Turkey Presses Conversion of Hagia Sofia After Pope References Genocide

Turkey Presses Conversion of Hagia Sofia After Pope References Genocide

Turkish officials continue to deny or play down the facts about the Armenian Genocide of 1915. At a recent Mass in the Armenian Catholic rite at St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis used the word “genocide” to describe the mass killing of Ottoman Armenians by the Turks. Turkey is responding by...
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Historic Orthodox Church for Sale in Central Turkey

Historic Orthodox Church for Sale in Central Turkey

Thousands of Orthodox churches in Turkey have been confiscated, fallen into disrepair, or been destroyed. Now, one such church is up for sale. According to Protothema, A historic 18th century Orthodox Church in Kayseri — ancient Caesarea — was put up for sale by a local man, Ömer Sicimoğlu, who...
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