Religion: Phanar's Throne

As Stamboul is the native section of Constantinople, so Phanar is the Greek section of Stamboul. In Phanar have lived for 200 years Greek families who have kept aloof from Turks and other Asiatics. In Phanar are the throne and palace of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, most notable prelate of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Since Thursday of last week a new Patriarch has sat on Phanar's throne. He is Gregory VII.

From the village of Chalcedon, on the Asiatic shore, Gregory VII crossed over to Phanar in a caïque, accompanied by the...

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