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Phanar

or

Fanar

(both: făn`ər, fənär`), Greek quarter of Constantinople (now İstanbul. Under the Ottoman Empire, Phanar was the residence of the privileged Greek families, called Phanariots. They came into prominence in the late 17th cent. and held influential positions until the Greek war of independence began in 1821. The city is still the site of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Constantinople.
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Along with this political process which was also executed in order to govern Wallachia and Moldavia against the threats of Russia and Austria in the region, there began a new period when Greek governors from the Phanar secured their positions in Ottoman government power.
The period of Greek governors from the Phanar in Wallachia and Moldavia came to an end with the Greek Rebellion in 1821.
Benedict is the third pope to visit the Phanar, following in the footsteps of Paul VI in 1967 and John Paul II in 1979.
This text was approved in October 2015 by the Fifth Pan-Orthodox Pre-Conciliar Conference, and in January 2016 at the Phanar, the Synaxis of the Heads of the Orthodox Churches decided to place it on the agenda of the council in Crete.
The current Patriarchate as situated is hardly massive, and is tucked away in the modest neighborhood of Phanar in Istanbul.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, leader of Eastern Orthodox Christians in the United States and worldwide, told a delegation of Orthodox and Roman Catholic Christians visiting the Phanar, the Vatican of Eastern Orthodoxy, in Constantinople that he is hopeful that the two churches will achieve unity.
Indeed, we owe this formation to our venerable predecessor, Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras, who opened the hearts and minds of young seminarians and clergymen at the Phanar to inter-Christian relations and dialogue.
16) The first meeting consisted of a delegation of Reformed theologians who met with the Ecumenical Patriarch at the Phanar in Istanbul and proposed that the first topic of discussion be the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.
The metropolitans, whose role is analogous to Catholic bishops in prominent sees, went to the Phanar, the Vatican of Eastern Orthodoxy, armed with a document castigating Spyridon for his role in tensions and divisions that seem to grow worse with each passing month.
Through the Grace of God, the Primates and the Representatives of the local Orthodox Churches have gathered from 10-12 October, 2008, in the Phanar, at the invitation and under the presidency of the First among us, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, on the occasion of the proclamation of this year as the year of Saint Paul, Apostle to the Nations.
13) His All Holiness Dimitrios the Ecumenical Patriarch, message from the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Phanar, 1 Sept.
We may be confident that the Patriarch will remain in the Phanar for as long as he possibly can: but how much longer will he in fact be allowed to do so?