ASIA/TURKEY - The Catholic Church in Ankara will host the liturgies celebrated by the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Orthodox Christians

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 ecumenicalism   oriental churches

Ankara (Agenzia Fides) – Starting from March 2017, an Archimandrite of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople will celebrate the Divine Liturgy for the Orthodox faithful living in Ankara once a month, and will do so by taking advantage of the fraternal hospitality ensured by the local Latin-Catholic church in the Turkish capital, dedicated to St. Therese of the Child Jesus. This is what official sources of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, consulted by Agenzia Fides reported. So far, the few Orthodox liturgies celebrated in Ankara were hosted in the premises of embassies. From now on, Archimandrite Vissarion will travel to the Turkish capital at least once a month and celebrate the divine mysteries for the Orthodox faithful of different Countries, resident in Ankara. Archimandrite Vissarion speaks Russian, and academics, students, workers and embassy employees from countries with an Orthodox majority can participate in the divine liturgy celebrated by him. (GV) (Agenzia Fides 14/03/2017)