Saturday, June 15 2024

Turkish authorities forbid the liturgy at Panaghia Soumela on August 15

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According to Greek diplomatic sources, the Turkish authorities' decision to forbid the liturgy at the historic Orthodox monastery of Panaghia Soumela on the  15th of August, a very important day for all Orthodox Christians, is an extremely disappointing development for all Orthodox Greeks who expected to visit the Monastery this year.
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The same sources also added that "the Holy Monastery of Panaghia Soumela, which was a candidate for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List and has always been a significant place of religious worship for all Christians, should have the greatest possible protection and be fully accesible to everyone," the same sources added.