Thursday, May 10, 2018

Halki Theological School to reopen "soon"

Take this with a grain of salt. The imminent reopening has been heralded for years with little actual change.

(Greek Reporter) - The Halki Theological School will open again soon, according to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

Bartholomew commented on the school re-opening at a meeting with the delegation of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association in Istanbul, Turkey.

Bartholomew said that during his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, he was reassured that the Halki Thological School will reopen soon.

The Ecumenical Patriarch met with the Turkish president on April 25 at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, along with the foreign minister and discussed the issue.

The three men also discussed issues of the Patriarchate and the Greek community.


  1. and this is important why? and to whom is it important? could the limited resources be better spent elsewhere?

  2. Yes, a school that produced Iakovos and Spiridon can remain mothballed a while longer. Pay instead for the lovely humble chapel at Ground Zero? Well, maybe some third option...