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The On Being Project

Fr. Alberto Ambrosio + Metropolitan Elpidophoros Lambriniadis

Spiritual Boundaries in Modern Turkey

The second show from our recent trip to Istanbul. We meet a Dominican friar whose Christianity is inspired by the mystical tradition of Islam. And, an Eastern Orthodox bishop is creating what he calls a “dialogue of life” as a religious minority in this crucible of the ancient church.

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Image By Bulent Kilic/Getty ImagesOrthodox priests get ready for the Virgin Mary service at the ancient Sumela Monastery in the Black Sea coastal province of Trabzon in northeastern Turkey. On August 15, 2010, thousands of Orthodox pilgrims from Greece, Russia, and Georgia attended the Mass, which was led by Ecumenical Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world’s 300 million Orthodox Christians, at Sumela Monastery for the first time since 1923.

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