[[ download Best ]] The Ecumenical Patriarchate Today: Sacred Greek Orthodox Sites of IstanbulAuthor John Chryssavgis – Carcier.co

An essential guide book for all of the multitudes of visitors to Istanbul annually A book to appeal to all Orthodox Christians The official guide to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, this richly illustrated work recounts the history of the foremost seat of the Orthodox Church over seventeen centuries It takes the reader on a pictorial journey through the long revered shrines in Istanbul that still attract over a million pilgrims and visitors each year It describes the patriarchal residence and church of St George at the Phanar, as well as many other splendid churches, monasteries, and holy places in and around the city The book also explores the theology and liturgy, as well as the iconography and spirituality of the Orthodox Church The sites covered in this unique guide include The seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Phanar The church and shrine of the Life giving Spring at Balikli The church of the Virgin Mary Vlachernitissa at Ayvansaray Holy Trinity Church in Taksim Square The shrine of the Virgin Vefa First Day of the Month Church in Unkapani Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kadik y Holy Trinity Monastery and Teological School on Heybeliada The monastery of St George Koudouna and the Greek orphanage on B y kadaThe Very Reverend Dr John Chryssavgis is the Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Throne and serves the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Born in Australia in , Fr John matriculated from the Scots College in Sydney inand received his degree in Theology from the University of Athens inHe completed his doctoral studies in Patristics at the University of Oxford inHis work and writing have focused primarily on medieval theology, as well as on the history of the Eastern Church In recent years, Fr John has published a number of books and articles on the topics of religion and ecology and he serves as theological advisor to the Ecumenical Patriarch on environmental issues A frequent visitor to Istanbul, Fr John currently lives in Maine, USA