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Phanar

or

Fanar

(both: făn`ər, fənär`), Greek quarter of Constantinople (now İstanbulİstanbul
, city (1990 pop. 6,748,435) and metropolitan muncipality, capital of İstanbul prov., NW Turkey, on both sides of the Bosporus at its entrance into the Sea of Marmara. Since 2004 the metropolitan municipality and province have been coterminous.
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). 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.
"Mysticisme et rationalisme au Phanar: Le cas de Daniel de Fonseca." [TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII] II (1980): 175-96.
Benedict and Bartholomew I, whose formal title is "His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople and New Rome," celebrated a vespers service together at the Phanar, the headquarters of the patriarch in Istanbul, on the evening of Nov.
Visiting the Phanar, the Cathedral Church of St George, Dr Williams said his trip was a sign of the unity in Christ's Church.
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.
Its sanctification takes place in the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in the Phanar, with His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch presiding and with the participation of 55 Orthodox Hierarchs from around the world.
(93.) 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.
While gathered in Synaxis in March 2014 in Constantinople, at the see of the Ecumenical Patriarchate at the Phanar, the primates of the Orthodox churches decided to convene a special inter-Orthodox commission to review several texts of the Second and Third Pre-Conciliar Pan-Orthodox conferences of 1982 and 1986, among which were the two texts on the relations of the Orthodox Church with other churches and Christian confessions and on the relations of the Orthodox Church to the ecumenical movement.