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.
St. Makarios was born in Egypt around the year 300 AD, and reposed In the Lord in 391 AD. When he was a child, persecutions against Christians were still raging, but after 313 (with the freedom granted to Christians by St. Constantine the Great), he was able to openly declare his Christian faith as a young man. It was from his childhood that he began to distinguish himself from his peers, and demonstrated a desire for a solitary life. Already in the desert of Thebes in Egypt was the first great ascetic, St. Anthony the Great (251 AD-356 AD), who had gained a great reputation for his ascetic struggles and sanctity of life (which lead to him being called “Megas”- Great). St. Anthony’s life was narrated by his contemporary, St. Athanasius the Patriarch of Alexandria. At the same time, St. Pachomius (260-348AD) had organized the pioneering first Monastery in Thebes.