Photographer's Note

This is the Bulgarian Cristian Orthodox church St George in Edirne, Turkey. The church is a good example of good neighbourship. It was built in 1880 with the approval of Edirne governor Hamit Pasa with the permission of Sultan Abdul Hamid II for the Bulgarian population of the town. The money for the building were given as a present from the Sultan.

in 2005-2006 the church was renovated by a Turkish company and the money was given by the Bulgarian goverment. A service was carried inside on January 22, 2006 by many Orthodox dignitaries: the Eucomenical Patriarch Bartolomeus, the Archbishops of Toronto (Canada) Sotirius, of Chicago (USA) - Jacob, of Italy and Malta - Genadius, of Creta island - Ireneus, of the Carpatos and Casos, Greece - Ambroseus... Patriarch Bartolomeus said that he is satisfied with the friendship among Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria...

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Additional Photos by Anton Lefterov (edal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1105 W: 96 N: 1988] (6804)
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