23 December 2006

1319) Merry Christmas to You All & Christmas Church services around Turkey in 2006

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List of some of the Christmas services organized by Armenian, Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant churches around Turkey. The list below represents only a part of the international fabric of Christian faiths and followers who observe the holiday in Turkey. Some celebrate on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and some on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, or Jan. 6, depending on which calendar you follow.

Istanbul and the Islands
Armenian:
Meryem Ana Armenian Church
Şarapnel Sokak Kilise No 3, Kumkapı
Across the street from the Armenian Patriarchate
Tel: (212) 517-0970
Jan. 6, 11:00 a.m.
Bulgarian St. Ivan Bulgar Church
Abide-i Hürriyet Caddesi No. 124, Şişli
Tel: (212) 248-0921
Dec. 25, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bulgarian
Catholic:
Basilique Saint EspritCumhuriye Cad. 205/B
Tel: (212) 248-0910
Dec. 24, midnight
Dec. 25, 9:00 and
11:15 a.m. French, 10:00 a.m. English
Saint AntoineIstiklal Cad. No. 325Tel: (212) 244-0953Dec. 24, 8:00 p.m. Christmas songs and prayer
9:00 p.m. multilingual Mass
Dec. 25 Christmas Masses
11:00 English and Polish11:30 Italian19:00 TurkishNotre-Dame de l'AssomptionModa Cem Sokak No.5KadiköyTel: (216) 336-0922Dec. 24, 11:30 a.m. French and Turkish
Sacré Coeur Katolik Süryani Kilisesi
(Sacré Coeur Catholic Syriac Church) Saray Arkası Sokak 15, Ayazpaşa Tel: (212) 243-2522
Dec. 24, 9:00 p.m.
Dec. 25, 11:00 a.m.
Orthodox: Greek Orthodox Church of Panayia
Kınalı Ada (Kinali Island)
Dec. 24, 10:30 p.m. to midnight.
A reception follows the liturgy.
Agia Triada Greek Orthodox Church
Meşelik Sokak, 11/1, Taksim Tel: (212) 244-1358
Dec. 25, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Haghios Georgios, Greek Orthodox Patriarchate
Sadrazam Ali Paşa Caddesi, 35, Fener, Eyüp
Dec. 25, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Agia Triada Greek Orthodox Church
Moda
Dec. 25, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Protestant
The Union Church, Dutch Consulate Postacılar Sokak, Tünel, BeyoğluTel: (212) 244-5212
Dec. 24, 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
Christmas carols by candlelight English
Christ Church, Crimean/Anglican Church
No 82 Serdar Ekram Sok.
by Tunel near the German school
Tel: (212) 244-4228
Dec. 25, 6:00 p.m.
Evangelical German Church
Die Deutsche Kirche Tarlabaşı Bulvarı, Aynalı Çeşme, Emin Cami Sokak, Taksim
(212) 250-3040
www.evkituerkei.ag.vu
Dec. 24, 4:00 p.m. German

Ankara Catholic Saint Teresa Church
French Embassy
Işıklar Cad. Kardeşler Sok. No:15
Ulus, Ankara
Dec. 24, 8:00 p.m. Turkish Vatican Embassy Church
Birlik mah. Oyak sitesi, Çankaya
Dec. 24, 7:30 p.m. multilingual Protestant International Protestant Church of Ankara
Cigdem Mahallesi, Atrium Is Merkezi No 45
Balgat, Ankara
Dec. 24, 10:00 a.m. English
6:30 p.m. Turkish

Izmir
Catholic
Notre-Dame du Rosaire1481 SK 8 Tel: (232) 421-6666Dec. 24, 8:15 a.m. Italian10:00 a.m. French11:30 a.m. Italian
Saint PolycarpeNecatibey Bul. No 2Tel: (232) 484-8436Dec. 24, 11:00 a.m. Turkish
Ephese Maison de la Vierge MarieMeryem Ana Evi DernegiTel: (232) 486-1000Dec. 24, 10:30 a.m.
Protestant
Lighthouse International Church
Sehitler Caddesi No:18 Kat:6
Key Plaza, Alsancak, IzmirTel: (232) 463-2607Dec. 24, 11:00 a.m.
Antalya St. Nicholas Catholic Church
Sokak 1295 Haşimişkan Mahallesi
Dec. 24, 11:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. German
Dec. 25, 11:00 a.m.
Kadriye Belek Garden of Tolerance
Dec. 26, 12:00 p.m.
Tel: (232) 323-9848

Diyarbakir Kilisesi
Lalebey Mahallesi Ana Sokak No 35
Diyarbakir.
Dec. 24, 2:00 p.m. Turkish

Iskenderun
Church of the Annunciation
Iskenderun Katolik Ikilisesi
Yenisehir Mah. Mithat Pasa
Caddesi. 5
Dec. 24, midnight Mass Turkish

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