Oh, that's why he insists so bad Turkey recognizing him as an Ecumenical Patriarch, hmm...
That also explains his words; "Every day I am being crucified in Turkey.", sad story.
I live in Athens, but I'm not an expert. I know a certain priest (not personally, but I can get his phone easily) who is excellent, he also has an amazing radio show. Most of them can speak English properly, not a big deal.
Every temple is so not-modern in Athens, so any will just do. I recommend avoiding expensive and big churches, choose a small and nice one. For practical reasons. And because they're cuter.
So, have you chosen a name yet?
Well that's sad but true. Minorities are not that well treated in Turkey. I have to admit that as a citizen of TR. Something good though even the law code doesn't really count him ecumenical there are many people who say any religion is ecumenical, and so is the patriarch.
Yea, I was thinking about smaller ones also, I don't know why but big ones kinda scares me...
Hmm.. names? That's the last thing to do. There's a Turkish proverb saying "Don't roll up your pants before you see the river" so..I think the same. I have not yet seen the river
I will hopefully next year
I wonder if Theophilos78 can comment. I seem to recall that he was baptized in the Southeast of the Turkish Republic. Although I recall it was by the hand of an Arab priest, I don't reacall if he was EP or Antiochian. I wonder if it may not be easier, if you can go to the Southeast, which is under the jurisdiction of Antioch, not the EP. It seems that Antioch is off the radar on government restrictions on these sorts of things (though fully under the ban on non-Turkish-Latin scripts: the service books are Arabic but in Latin characters). Bless.
Oh I've already talked with him though. Going to Antioch might help but it would be really weird if I go to Antioch with no reason
Next year I'm planning to go to UoA with Erasmus so I will already be there for a long time and that time would be enough for me to learn the traditions and stuff...Staying at Antioch for 6 months would be found really weird in my family
I will tell my mom what I feel about those religious issues. But if the rest of my family knows that, they'll probably have a heart attack. Don't wanna do that..
welcome back! Love the avatar.
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(Thank you veeerrryyy much in Turkish. I'm stressing the multiple y's