Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Historic Divine Liturgy At Soumela in Pontus in 2010


News articles and photos can be seen at the following links:

Turkey: Patriarch Holds Historic Mass at Monastery

After 88 Years, Orthodox Christians Hold Mass at Monastery in Turkey

Orthodox Christians From Abroad Gather in Turkey's Sumela After 88 Years

Turkey: Orthodox Christians Gather For First Mass in Almost 90 Years at Ancient Monastery

Sümela To Host Historic Mass Amidst Nationalist Protests

In Pictures: Historic Orthodox Mass at Ancient Turkish Monastery

The Icons of Panagia Soumela of Pontus

Turkey: Bartholomew I Celebrates First Mass at Our Lady of Sumela After 88 Years

Orthodox Christians Flock to Once-Banned Holy Site of Sumela Monastery in Turkey

The homily of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew can be read here and seen below, along with some footage from the Divine Liturgy below that:


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