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.
The Divine Liturgy begins with the Priest chanting: "Blessed is the kingdom of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit...", while raising the Holy Gospel above the Holy Altar and making with it the sign of the Cross.
Why does the Divine Liturgy begin with this particular doxology, which praises the "Kingdom of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit," and not God Himself? Let us take a brief look at what the Holy Fathers of the Church have said about this, as they have been deeply immersed in the interpretation of the Divine Liturgy since the 2nd century.