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.
Christmas is coming! The hearts of all Christians are directed towards Bethlehem, as they prepare to receive the Savior: “Christ from heaven is coming, welcome Him,” as our Church urges us with its beautiful hymns. At the same time, the Church honors and celebrates today the glorious Ancestors of the Lord, from the Righteous Abraham up to the Blessed Virgin Mary, from whom Jesus Christ was born. Those who came before lived in complete obedience to God’s will and firmly believed in His promises, such as Isaac who was to be sacrificed, Moses in the Exodus, the Prophet Daniel among the Lions, or the Three holy Youths in the furnace!
On December 1st, during the Sunday Liturgy at the Church of St. Alypios in Antalya, His Grace Bishop Ambrosios of Evdokiada, with the blessing of His Eminence Sotirios, Metropolitan of Pisidia and Exarch of Side and Antalya, presided over the ordination to the Diaconate of Reader Sergei Palatnikov. This event brought great joy and spiritual delight to our faithful.