Historic Greek Orthodox Church in Istanbul Opens after Three Years of Restorations

Source: Greek Reporter

November 21, 2017


The historic Orthodox Church of St. George, a UNESCO world heritage site, has been opened with a ceremony after undergoing a three-year restoration, in Istanbul.

Since about 1600, it has been the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the senior patriarchate of the Greek Orthodox Church and recognised as the spiritual leader of the world’s Eastern Orthodox Christians.

The church was opened with a rite directed by the Fener Greek Patriarch Bartholomew I, and the Directorate General of Foundations head Adnan Ertem attended the ceremony that was held afterwards on November 19.

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Anthony Palmos11/23/2017 8:05 am
One of the profities of Ayios Paisios says that when you see Churches begin to open in turk-occupied Byzantium, then know that the Turks are ''wearing their memorial wheat in the belts''. They are opening Churches for tourism purposes, but God has other plans - to make the region Orthodox again. They are inadvertently doing His work. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
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