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Quite coincidentally I visited on Orthodox Easter Sunday as the preparations are underway for the post-services feast of spit-turned lamb. The generous offer to join the 6 PM service along with the worshipers and enjoy the lamb snack was a welcome, but not entirely surprising,...More
This is, in effect, the orthodox version of the Vatican. That said, it's tiny, representing the declining historical fortunes of this once dominant branch of the Christian faith. Inside the Byzantine art-work is truly stunning. For me, coolest of all is a depiction of Christ...More
By some measures, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate is a disappointment. I have been in parish churches that are larger, and this is the seat of the most important of the Orthodox religions. On the other hand, this makes it very easy to visit. Half an...More
Is an historical church and have an history about virgin mary how she help and safe the people there In the face of the enemy and sinking their ships you see inside the church a water spring you can drink a holy water this church...More
....Its always an escapade of its own for us when we can visit places that has been preserved for hundreds of years and is still in mint condition now! As this Greek Patriarchate is real-lii a sight especial-lii inside as everything thing seems to be...More
....as the Patriarch was hanged from them in the course of disputes between Turkey and Greece in the 19th century. Contains a brilliant selection of icons, some marvellous tombs with relics, and, allegedly, the marble pillar against which Christ was whipped
It is a very interesting holy and historic place. Inside the church there is a marble column. Jesus Christ had been chained on this column (in Jerusalem )
The atmosphere of the place makes you feel very nice.