The Ecumenical Patriarchate, Istanbul

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The spiritual heart of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, The Ecumenical Patriarchate occupies a relatively humble complex in one of Istanbul's oldest neighborhoods, packed with notable structures from both the Ottoman and Byzantine periods. The patriarchate's main feature is a church dedicated to St. George, an unassuming building with a 19th-century facade designed in the neoclassical style. Unimpressive on the outside but lavishly decorated on the inside, the church remains a major place of pilgrimage for Orthodox believers from around the world. Pay special attention to the iconostasis and look for boxes containing relics of St. John Chrysostom and St. Gregory the Theologian. Use our Istanbul trip planning site to add The Ecumenical Patriarchate and other attractions to your Istanbul vacation plans.
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  • Although the number of Orthodox has much declined in recent years, this patriarchy is very important because he kept the faithful throughout the Orthodox world. The visit is especially true for the St. George Church which the iconostasis, 18th, is really very nice.
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  • Forget it people are not interested in is 2 hours take place from Istanbul if crowded one hour by car. To those who are interested in
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  • A tour of proposed ethnic Turk Mustafa Mutlu, who at spent on Sofia Cathedral. Person takes $40. in Constantinople Patriarchate to the right of the iconostasis, column is placed to it, according to legend, Lord was chained during predkrestnyh torture. Of the columns still sticks out balance rings, to whom and chained the Savior. It is believed that this relic brought to 326 year from Jerusalem in the afternoon. Queen Elena. In the right and left parts of the temple, along the South and North walls are cancers with the relics of Saints: the right-the remains of the Holy wives and husbands left. On the right you can venerate the relics of St. Vsehvalnoj, Euphemia's Basilica Solomonii and Theophany. Put candles. Made a small donation.
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  • Totaly impressive
  • One of the few remaining historical centers of Christianity in the middle east.
  • Nothing special for patriarch seat.
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  • "The son of Mary was a time Îsâ said: «O İsrâîl sons, I present to you the Peygamberiyim of God. Tasdıyk other than Tevrâtı, the name of a prophet will come after me, too — who is as glad tidings — Ahmed (came)». But that, they open them when you bring This, Mona apâşikâr «magic» they said. " (Surah Saff 6) This The Jews ... "It (Allah boy isnâdına) to confirm that there is a knowledge of, nor what their ancestors! As a word of mouth (this iddiâları) what (a curse)! (They) lie, they don't say anything else. (Surah Al-Kahf 5) Buddha, the State of Christendom, İmam Bakkılani (may Allah be pleased with him) gave good answers in the debate; "The Pope and the Patriarch yakıştıramı to have your spouse and children yorsunuzda, state how the spouse and to God you'd like to have children." In Short Words.
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