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Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople Quick Guide

Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Rum Ortodoks Patrikhanesi

As the seat of the Greek Orthodox Church, this church, dedicated to St George, is as significant to Orthodox Christians as the Vatican is to Catholics. Bearing this in mind, you might be surprised by the diminutive size of the complex here that is overseen by the current Patriarch Bartholomew. As you enter the main gate, look to your right at the black door that has been welded shut: it’s the site where Patriarch Gregory V was hanged for treason in 1821. Inside the church is a beautifully gilded front altar section as well as the remains of Saints Omnia, Thoephano and Euphemia. Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Istanbul, Turkey, Greek, Orthodox, Church.

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