Today we are united in a special way with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Peter and Andrew were brothers. Whenever possible, we exchange fraternal visits on our respective feast days, as we journey together towards the goal that the Lord desires: full unity.
My most read post "Economic reflections on the Fall of Constantinople"
Splendid fireworks light up the sky over #Istanbul on Friday as Turkey marks the 567th anniversary of Istanbul's conquest. Istanbul, then capital of the Byzantine Empire and known as Constantinople, fell after a two-month siege by the Ottoman army in 1453.
Turkish Culture - The necessity of coffee: In 16th century Constantinople, not providing your wife with enough coffee was grounds for divorce. Forget sleeping on the couch, you were sleeping on the street if you didn't provide her with coffee. Happy wife, happy life!