Historical Churches Echoed with Prays 90 Years Later
Fener Greek Patriarch Bartholomeos came to Fethiye, visited Kayaköy and prayed at the historical churches. The Bishop Alexander Karloutsos from New York, France Metropolitan Bishop Emmanuel Adamakis and Istanbul Islands Metropolitan Bishop Haralombos Sofroniadis also came to Kayaköy. Bartholomeos came to Kayaköy under wide security precautions and visited the historical Greek houses. The Patriarch checked over the churches and chapels at the alleys of Kayaköy and received information from the authorities about the buildings.
HE PRAYS FOR MOTHER MARY AND ANGELS
Bartholomeus first visited the Upper Church and prayed for the Mother Mary and angels. He entered in the historical chapels one by one and his visit ended at the Lower Church. Barholomeos said prayers here as well and accepted holiday-makers asking to take photos with him.
‘I HOPE A LOT OF TOURISTS WILL COME”
Barholomeus explained they came to Muğla for a trip for 2 days with his friends and remembered his ancestors during his Kayaköy trip. Bartholomeos wished health and peace to the people living in this region and said, “I had been in Kayaköy before. But my friends come here for the first time. We wanted to show this interesting town to them. We remembered our ancestors. We said prayers for their souls at the churches. I hope a lot of tourists will come here and people live in peace here.” (FG)