Almost a Century Later, Greeks Hold Mass at Sümela

On August 15, a Greek Orthodox mass took place for the first time in 87 years in Sümela monastery, a 1,624-year-old complex perched high in the mountains of northeastern Turkey. But the ceremony was much more than a religious service.

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Jonathan Lewis is a freelance photojournalist based in Istanbul.

Almost a Century Later, Greeks Hold Mass at Sümela

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