We are delighted to welcome you to our website. We hope you find the information here interesting and useful, whether you are Orthodox Christians who live permanently in Alanya or are just here on vacation.
For those Orthodox Christians who wished to visit Alanya for years but did not know if there was a functioning Orthodox Church there, they can now see all they need to know in the “SCHEDULE OF SERVICES” section. In this section, there is a listing of the times and locations for the Divine Liturgy and other Holy Services each week.
In the “NEWS” section, you will receive information about events and special occasions of the Orthodox Community of Alanya and the Orthodox Metropolitan District of Pisidia, Side, and Antalya.
The greater purpose of this website is to foster community and connect all Orthodox of Alanya to a great spiritual family, so that no one feels alone as long as they live in this beautiful area.
On January 27th, our Church commemorates the Transfer of the Holy Relics of St. John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople. He is widely known, as we often celebrate the Divine Liturgy that bears his name in all Orthodox churches. He was born in Great Antioch of Syria (today’s Antakya of Turkey) in the year 347 AD. His father died soon after his birth, leaving him to be raised by his Christian mother, Anthusa (who is also honored as a saint). He studied Rhetoric and Theology with the great teachers of Antioch. Later, he left the city for desert, where he devoted himself to an ascetic life and deep study of the Holy Bible. In 381 he returned to Antioch, where he was ordained a deacon and later priest. After his ordination, he distinguished himself in the exegesis of Scripture, sermons, and other pastoral activities. His fame soon extended beyond the borders of Antioch, and in 397 he was elected Archbishop of Constantinople. His homilies captivated the people, and this is why he is known as St. John “Chrysostom” (the man with the golden mouth). His wonderful homilies and epistles have survived to this day.