Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Easter Holiday in Antalya


Would you like to spend a wonderful Easter holiday? Then, you should come immediately to Antalya. One of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean, Antalya is also available with the church that you want. Orthodox, Protestant, Catholic churches are available. Although Turkey's 99 percent of population is Muslimstate respect for other religions. Everyone wants to worship is free to do so in Turkey.



In 2013, Easter is on  March 31 (Western) and May 5 (Eastern). Celebrations are Religious (church) services, festive family meals, Easter egg hunts and gift-giving. Observances are Prayer, all-night vigil, sunrise service. Happy Easter!!!


Some Churches in Antalya

St. Nicholas Church: 


It is is an ancient Byzantine Church located in modern day town of Demre in Antalya. Santa Clause, as he is known in the west, is a holy saint in both Orthodox and Catholic churches, and his tomb is commemorated in today's remnants of the preserved church.


St. George (Agios Georgios) Church: 


It is a historical Orthodox Church. It is 10 kilometers away from the center of Alanya within the boundaries of the village Hacı Mehmetli.


Antalya Bible Church: It is an active Protestant Church. Address is Kılıçarslan District, Yenikapı Street, No: 24 Old City - Antalya. Contact: www.antalyaincilkilisesi.com


International Church of Antalya:  It is an active Protestant Church. Near the Antalya Bible Church. Contact: www.stpaulcc-turkey.com


The Protestant Church of Antalya: The Antalya Protestant Church, based on Freedom of Worship in the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey, was opened February 2010, in Antalya. The church is a Protestant body of believers whose theology is Bible-focused and conservative, yet follows a modern style of worship. Address is Anafartalar Street, Soytas Ulukut Office Block, Floor 3, No. 13, Güllük, Antalya. Contact: www.antalyaprotestan.com


Antalya Presbyterian Church: Presbyterian Church is a Protestant church. Contact: http://www.presbiteryen.org/


Belek Catholic Church: 


It is in the Garden of Religons in Belek, Antalya.  It is a Carholic Church.


The Norwegian Seamen's Church (Sjømannskirken): It is a Protestant Church in Alanya but they are very open to all. Some of the services are in a range of languages and the pastor and his wife speak perfect English. They have a cafe serving snacks in the mornings very relaxed. Contact: http://www.sjomannskirken.no/alanya


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17 comments:

  1. Nice to know that Turkey also celebrates Easter though it's a muslim country. Impressive churches! Thanks for sharing it Tulpar!

    Have a wonderful day!

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  2. Noce post!
    Happy easter!

    I follow you now!
    Muack!!
    Alexandra
    Boulevard-ach.blogspot.com

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  3. @ Beng Gee, Hi, we do not celebrate Easter, but we have a spring festival which is Nevruz like other Turkic Republics(Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan). However, Christians can celebrate the Easter in Antalya City. You can come to Antalya for Easter Holiday.

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  4. @ Beng Gee, According to Turkish Constitution, Turkey is a secular state. Religious freedoms were guaranteed by Turkish Constitution.

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  5. Looks like a lovely place! Hope you have a great day! xoxo

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  6. @ Lions, Tiger and Fashion OH MY!, Thank you..

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  8. hmm, good to know that there is so much diversity :). I always laugh with your friendly comments :). thank you! kisses and see you soon :)

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  9. Beautiful snaps, I love the details provided. Would really like to visit those churches.

    Regards,
    Manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com

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  10. hi tulpar, is it spring in turkey now? i just visited your spring post. like the easter eggs design. have a nice day

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  11. Amazing blog... following!!
    Kisses from Brazil.

    Cleo de Lucca
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  12. @ Nicola McLaughlin, thank you. Sure, I always follow my followers back..

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  13. @ Manju, Antalya is an international city. You can see beautiful mosques, churches and synagogues in this city.

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  14. @ cookingvarieties, Hi Wan, Turkey is not a small country, so spring came to the southern coast of Turkey (Araound Antalya).

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