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Saint Sophia Under Siege...
Only days out from the Second Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom in Berlin, and we see just how close the dangers are to the Mother Church of Constantinople. As reported in Hurriyet Daily News today, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç spoke unabashedly of his hope to see Istanbul’s “Hagia Sophia Museum” to be converted into a mosque. He furthered this provocation by in fact calling it the “Hagia Sophia Mosque” as he spoke to reporters. Brother Archons! If there was ever a time that we need to step up to our responsibilities as Defenders of the Faith, it is now. Full Text
Archon Congressman Bilirakis to hold Religious Freedom briefing on Capitol Hill
Archon Congressman Gus M. Bilirakis will host a Hellenic Caucus briefing on "The Importance of the Halki Seminary for International Religious Freedom" November 20 in Rayburn 2325. This event will highlight the significance of the Halki Seminary to the Orthodox Christian faith and the plight of religious freedom in the region. Full Text
The Washington Post reports on 'In Turkey, religious minorities still struggle for equality'
When people think of Turkey, they think of a westernized Islamic democracy where the rights of all of its citizens are respected, including religious minorities. Unfortunately, the sad reality is that Turkey treats members of religious minority communities – including Alevi Muslims, Catholics, Protestants, Syriacs, Jews and Orthodox Christians – as second-class citizens. Full Text
The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle to Host Historic International Conference In Berlin, Germany On Religious Freedom in Turkey
The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, in cooperation with the Patriarchal Liaison Office to the European Union and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Germany will hold the 2nd Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom December 4-5, 2013 at the historic Adlon Hotel in Berlin, Germany. Taking place in the shadow of the Brandenburg Gate, the theme of the Conference is “Tearing Down Walls: Achieving Religious Equality in Turkey”. Full Text
The New York Times reports on 'Church Near Trade Center to Echo Landmarks of East'
A gleaming, monumental and unmistakable symbol of Orthodox Christianity would rise at the south end of the National September 11 Memorial under plans drawn up for the new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Full Text
The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Present the Athenagoras Human Rights Award to the CBS News Program "60 Minutes"
The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate awarded the prestigious Athenagoras Human Rights Award to the CBS News television program 60 Minutes at the New York Hilton's Grand Ballroom on Saturday Night. Full Text
DEADLINE approaching for 2nd Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom in Berlin
We are quickly approaching the reservations deadline for the Second Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom in Berlin, Germany, December 2–7, 2013. In order to secure a seat with the lower group air fare on Air Berlin, a reservation is required by Thursday, October 17. Full Text
Hurriyet Daily News reports on 'What if the Patriarch were American?'
Yiğit Bulut, the anchorman-turned-prime ministerial chief advisor and the inventor of the famous telekinesis theory (in which dark forces are plotting to murder Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan by telekinesis), has a new and equally fascinating theory: A majority of Greeks, if put to a popular referendum, would vote to quit EU membership, turn back the clock 200 years, and rejoin Turkey. Mr. Bulut should refrain from mentioning this theory if he ever travels to Hellenic lands – unless he is in the comfort of friends and has consumed enough ouzo to disqualify him from being taken seriously. Full Text
Al-Monitor reports on 'Erdogan Uses Christian Seminary As Chip in Talks With Greece'
On March 25, 2012, US President Barack Obama congratulated Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for his decision to reopen the Theological School of Halki. The Halki seminary, the main theological school of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, was shut down by the Turkish government in 1971. For the last couple of years, the AKP (Justice and Development Party) raised the hopes of Orthodox Christians all around the world that the seminary was to reopen. Many were sure the democratization package of Sept. 30 would realize this dream. It did not, and indeed now the possibility looks even less likely. Full Text
Invitation to Archon Fellowship Luncheon, Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1pm at NY Hilton Hotel (Rendezvous Trianon Ballroom, 3rd Floor)
Archon weekend, which will occur on October 18th, 19th and 20th, is rapidly approaching. It is once again my honor, on behalf of the wives of all the Archon National Council members, to invite you to attend the Archon Fellowship Family Luncheon at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 19th. Full Text
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