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.
We are pleased to announce to the pious faithful of the Holy Archdiocese of Constantinople and of the Holy Metropolises in Turkey that beginning from this (Soul) Saturday, June 6th, Divine Services will be celebrated in our Holy Temples with the participation of the faithful, adhering to the provisional guidelines for protection of the health authorities (1.5 m distance between churchgoers, use of disinfectant and appropriate face masks, etc.).
With the Ascension of Jesus Christ into Heaven, we may think that His Disciples were sad to be separated from Him. Up until that moment, the Lord was with them. He spoke to them, and they heard His voice. Now He’s gone, and they won’t see Him again! That is how the Ascension appears to human eyes. But if we look at it through the eyes of the soul, illuminated by the Holy Spirit, we see it very differently. The Ascension is not a separation or ending, but a continuation of the Lord’s Resurrection. In this light, it becomes the most joyous event. It is the fulfillment of our Lord Jesus Christ’s mission, for which He became man, and entered the world.
THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE
HOLY METROPOLIS OF PISIDA
EXARCHATE OF SIDE AND ANTALYA
When the holy churches – in which services have been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic – will be reopened, the following instructions that have been drawn up in accordance with the special provisions of the State Health Services Organisation must be followed.