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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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Benedict is the third pope to visit the Phanar, following in the footsteps of Paul VI in 1967 and John Paul II in 1979.
In 1872 a Great Synod, held in our Patriarchal Cathedral at the Phanar, in the name of the Prince of Peace, issued an unqualified condemnation of the sin of phyletism, saying, "We renounce, censure, and condemn racism, that is, social discrimination, ethnic feuds, hatreds, and dissensions within the Church of Christ.
13) His All Holiness Dimitrios the Ecumenical Patriarch, message from the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Phanar, 1 Sept.
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.
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.