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Forum 18 News Service reports on 'Turkey: Syrian Orthodox land - All people are equal, but some are less equal than others?'
Turkey's Mor Gabriel Syrian Orthodox Monastery in the Midyat (Tur Abdin) district faces five separate lawsuits contesting its right to its own property. Some of these cases are being brought by the government, and the state's actions suggest it wishes that the Monastery no longer existed. Full Text
79 Christian Graves desecrated in Imvros; Turkish Foreign Ministry quick to "strongly condemn"
On October 28, 2010, seventy-eight (78) Christian graves were brutally desecrated in the graveyard of Panagia (Merkez or Imroz), the capital of the island of Imvros (Gokceada), in Turkey. Imvros is home to approximately 200 Greek Orthodox Christians and the birthplace of both His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the late Archbishop Iakovos of America. Full Text
AsiaNews reports on 'Government set to handover Buyukada orphanage to Patriarchate of Constantinople.'
For the first time in the history of the Republic of Turkey, the state is set to return property seized after the Act of 1936 to religious foundation. News of the decision of the Directorate of Religious Foundations leaked by Haberturk, following a ruling by the Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Full Text
Archbishop Demetrios of America to offer Hellenic Medical Society lecture entitled, 'Honor the Physician: The Healing Arts in Orthodox Biblical Perspective'
The Hellenic Medical Society of New York cordially invites you to a lecture by Archbishop Demetrios of America, PhD, ThD, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, entitled, "Honor the Physician: The Healing Arts in Orthodox Biblical Perspective", with an introduction by George John Tsioulias, MD, PhD, President of the Hellenic Medical Society, to be held on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 7:00pm. Full Text
"The minority foundations in Turkey and their role as cultural bridges," by Laki Vingas
Somewhat untidily subsumed within the walls of the churches of Saint Dimitrios, patron saint of Thessaloniki, and of St George in the same city, are the remains of Jewish funeral monuments, Roman marbles, and Byzantine inscriptions. The Sinopi prison, on the Black Sea, is partially built with blocks of stone cut in the Roman era. It has been said that the magnificent mosque of Suleyman the Lawgiver, which stands imposingly over the Golden Horn, used stones taken from the church of Saint Effimia in Kadikoy. Full Text
2010 Archon Weekend: Schedule of Events
The annual Archon Weekend and Assembly of the Order of Saint Andrew will be held October 29th - October 31st at the Hilton Hotel in New York. His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick will be honored by the Order at the Archon Grand Banquet Saturday, October 30th. Full Text
National Commander to deliver religious freedom presentation in Charlotte, Oct. 2
A presentation on religious freedom violations by the Turkish Government, the confiscation and destruction of property owned by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the efforts launched by the Archons of America to defend the Mother Church, will be delivered by the National Commander of the Order of Saint Andrew, Anthony J. Limberakis, M.D. Full Text
Invitation to Archons and Archons-elect to attend 2010 Athenagoras Human Rights Award Banquet, Oct 30
Under the High Auspices of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America requests the pleasure of your company at the 2010 Athenagoras Human Rights Awards Banquet honoring Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Ph.D, D.D., Archbishop Emeritus of Washington to receive the Athenagoras Human Rights Award Saturday evening, the thirtieth of October, Two Thousand Ten at the New York Hilton Grand Ballroom. Full Text
In Search of Headlines, Renegade Group Tries to Gatecrash Agia Sophia, by Gregory C. Pappas
A group of Greek Americans and Greek nationals led by a man named Chris Spirou attempted unsuccessfully to enter Turkey this week with intentions of conducting a Greek Orthodox liturgy in Agia Sophia-- once the greatest church in all of Christendom which is now a museum in Turkey. Full Text
Deadline for hotel room reservations for Annual Archon Weekend, September 27
This is a reminder to make your room reservations at the New York Hilton Hotel for the weekend of October 29-31, for the Annual Archon Weekend and Assembly of the Order of Saint Andrew. Full Text
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