ELCA Delegation Visits Closed Orthodox Seminary in Turkey

February 8, 2010

HEYBELIADA ISLAND, Turkey (ELCA) — They wait faithfully and hope.

Two Orthodox leaders, Metropolitan Apostolos, abbot, and Father Dorotheos, maintain the Holy Monastery and Theological School at Halki, waiting for the day when students will be allowed to resume seminary studies here.

The two met with an official delegation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) here Feb. 7. The delegation, led by the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, ELCA presiding bishop and president of the Lutheran World Federation, traveled here to see the seminary and learn why it has remained closed by the government of Turkey since 1971.

Read the full article: http://www.elca.org/Who-We-Are/Our-Three-Expressions/Churchwide-Organization/Communication-Services/News/Releases.aspx?a=4441

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