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.
After the “Litany of Peace” in the Divine Liturgy, there are three “Antiphons” which are sung. These are selections from the Psalms, to which are added the Beatitudes of the Lord. The Typikon defines precisely which Psalms and verses will be sung, so that their content is in some way related to what the Church is commemorating that day. The most commonly used are the two doxological Psalms 103 [102 LXX]: "Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name…" and Psalm 146 [145 LXX]: "Praise the Lord, O my soul. While I live I will praise the Lord: I will sing praises to my God while I have my being...". They are called Antiphons, because the verses are traditionally sung one after another by two choirs. The faithful are also encouraged to participate and sing these Psalms in low voices. The Typikon establishes which verses are added at the end according to the day: "Through the prayers of the Theotokos, Savior, save us" in the first Antiphon and "Save us O Son of God…" in the second.