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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. Put The Ecumenical Patriarchate and other Istanbul attractions into our Istanbul trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • History of Istanbul and one of the most important religious sites. Orthodox Christian religious center and of the Patriarch here. First it's a little disappointing when any clans can survive because other religious center next to the building of a fairly small kiiçerisindeki handling and works are very valuable. Way to go without seeing the falling to İstanbul are places to be.
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  • Although not as massive and amazing as the blue mosque or hagai Sophia-- we had a great time exploring this site. The relics and icons are amazing!  more »
  • For every Greek Christian Orthodox historical monument of Kwstantinoypolis is obligation to episkeyti and to adoration the Sanctuary Altar of St George of the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarchate.
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