Category: Turkey

Archimandrite Iakovos Andriopoulos Consecrated as Metropolitan of Mexico

OCP- February 3, 2024 OCP News Service – 03/02/2024 Constantinople- Turkey: His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I consecrated Archimandrite Iakovos (Jacob) Andriopoulos as Metropolitan of Mexico at the ... Read More

Ecumenical Patriarchate Reaffirms Opposition to the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in Greece

OCP- January 25, 2024

OCP News Service – 25/01/2024 Constantinople- Turkey: The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, meeting under the presidency of His All-Holiness ... Read More

Patriarch Sahag II Mashalian of Constantinople Visited Ecumenical Patriarchate

OCP- December 28, 2023 OCP News Service – 28/12/2023 Constantinople- Turkey: Patriarch Sahag II Mashalian of Constantinople visited Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople on December 25, 2023, ... Read More

Prime Minister of Montenegro Visits the Ecumenical Patriarchate

OCP- October 29, 2023

ec-patr OCP News Service – 29/10/2023 Constantinople-Turkey: On 27 October 2023, the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Dritan Abazović, paid a visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate ... Read More

Ecumenical Patriarch Urges End to Bloodshed: “War is Not the Solution!”

OCP- October 26, 2023

Photo: Nikos Papachristou OCP News Service – 26/10/2023 Constantinople-Turkey: On 22 October 2023, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, officiated vesper at the Church ... Read More

Syrian Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople

OCP- October 17, 2023

Ermeni Patrikligi OCP News Service – 17/10/2023 Constantinople- Turkey: HH Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Syrian Orthodox Church visited Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople during his ... Read More

Statement by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the Ongoing Tragic Events in the Middle East

OCP- October 11, 2023

OCP News Service – 11/10/2023 Constantinople-Turkey: The statement on recent tragic events in the Middle East by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. We are ... Read More

Turkish Historian Urges Closure of Hagia Sophia Due to Risk of Collapse

OCP- October 5, 2023

OCP News Service – - 05/10/2023 Istanbul-Turkey: In a recent television appearance, distinguished Turkish historian Ilber Ortaili called for restricting visitor access to the ... Read More

“We have been deeply saddened by the fact that our religious activities have been targeted by some politicians in recent days” : Ecumenical Patriarch on Issues Related to Sumela Monastery

OCP- August 15, 2023 OCP News Service – 15/08/2023 Turkey: On the eve (August 14, 2023) of the celebrations at Sumela Monastery, Ecumenical Patriarch published a statement regarding ... Read More

Archimandrite Theophanis Koja Consecrated as Bishop of Philomelion for Albanian Community Under Ecumenical Patriarchate in US

OCP- July 26, 2023

OCP News Service – 26/07/2023 Turkey: With the blessings of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America led the consecration of His ... Read More