Tag: Constantinople

Feast Day of the Protection of the Theotokos, Agia Skepi

Feast Day of the Protection of the Theotokos, Agia Skepi

On October 28, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Feast Day of the Protection of the Theotokos, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary. The feast-day of the Holy Protection of the…

Billy Cotsis launches new book set in 1453 Constantinople

Billy Cotsis launches new book set in 1453 Constantinople

Second generation Greek Australian Billy Cotsis, has written a number of books including the acclaimed Many Faces of Hellenic Culture, Once upon a time in Crystal Palace and From Pyrrhus to Cyprus. Recently, he has added one more to his publishing list- 1453: Constantinople & the Immortal Rulers or there are no dogs here.

On this day in 1955, The Constantinople riots begin

On this day in 1955, the Constantinople riots begin

The Constantinople pogrom, also known as the Constantinople riots, Septemvriana and September events, was an organised mob attack directed at the city’s Greek minority on 6-7 September 1955. The events were triggered…

agia Sophia “Mosque” in Nicaea/Iznik

Turkey: Hagia Sophia “Mosque” in Nicaea/Iznik

By Uzay Bulut Much of the international community has been shocked by the news concerning Turkey’s conversion of two historic Hagia Sophia churches into mosques in Istanbul and Trabzon. The famous Hagia…

Hagia Sophia – Then, Now, Always

Hagia Sophia – Then, Now, Always

Constantinos Patralis “But it’s a UNESCO heritage site!!” What a strange way to begin this conversation, rarely does one ask a question, make a statement or a comment even. It’s somehow unavoidable…

Turkey converts another ancient Orthodox Church into a mosque 5

Turkey converts another ancient Orthodox Church into a mosque

After Hagia Sophia, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan turned another World Heritage Site, the ancient Church of Chora (“Church of the Holy Savior in Chora”) in Constantinople (Turkish: İstanbul), into a mosque.…

Greek reporter in Turkey harassed while on air (VIDEO) 10

Greek reporter in Turkey harassed while on air (VIDEO)

A Greek reporter was harassed while doing a live broadcast from Constantinople (Turkish: İstanbul). The Greek reporter, who was live on air for SKAI, questioned his harasser in fluent Turkish. Greek journalists…

Mosque servant dies in Hagia Sophia from heart attack 11

Mosque servant dies in Hagia Sophia from heart attack

News has broken that the Muezzin of Hagia Sophia suddenly died on Sunday. A Muezzin is one appointed to lead and recite the Islamic call to prayer, and Osman Aslan who was…

Russia says the conversion of Hagia Sophia is a Turkish matter 13

Russia says the conversion of Hagia Sophia is a Turkish matter

Relations between Moscow and Ankara will not deteriorate due to the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said when asked in an interview with Avtoradio radio station.…