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Byzantine Empire

The Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Great Church of Christ

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 03.14.2014 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

Christianity has benefitted greatly by the multitudinous offerings of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, from its rich theological literature and its great missionary activity, to its contributions to the arts and iconography, music and hymnography and architecture

The Unceasing Mission for Religious Equality in Turkey

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 02.02.2014 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

The historic city of Berlin will host an historic international conference on religious freedom this week.

The Fall Of Constantinople, Queen Of Cities

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 07.29.2013 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

More than just the cultural, economic and political core of Eurasia, Constantinople was the center of Christianity. Today (May 29), the Orthodox Church remembers the fall of the city.

LOOK: Extraordinary Byzantine Mosaic Unearthed In Israel

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 05.15.2013 | World

An extraordinary mosaic from the Byzantine era has been discovered in Kibbutz Bet Qama in southern Israel, according to the Israel Antiquities Authori...

LOOK: Ancient Byzantine Artifacts Unearthed In Israel

AP | Posted 04.05.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israeli archaeologists say they have unearthed a 1,500-year-old lantern decorated with crosses and a wine press that shed light on life i...

Teen Finds Mistake In NYC's Met Museum Map

AP | Posted 07.04.2012 | Arts

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut seventh-grader says workers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City didn't believe him when he p...

Michigan, Detroit and the Fall of the Byzantine Empire

James Melton | Posted 05.19.2012 | Detroit
James Melton

Folks, it's time to just shut up and focus on what's coming at us across that metaphorical Dardanelles Strait. If the walls are breached, it really won't matter whose fault it is or how it happened. We'll all be in a bad way.

Ancient Empires: Reflections on the Spiritual Conquerers of the First Century

Paul Wagler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Wagler

An entirely different type of conqueror also profoundly affected these Mediterranean lands. I am talking about the first Christians who arrived in the first century.

Mount Athos Treasures On View To Women After 1,000 Years

Independent | By Thomas in Procter in Paris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For the first time in almost 1,000 years, many of the legendary Byzantine treasures of Mount Athos in Greece are on view to women. Almost 200 works o...

Turkey: Not the Usual Geopolitical Sandwich

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

Obama seems to see Turkey, which has friendly relations with Israel, as potentially a much stronger partner than any other NATO nation, perhaps even Britain.