Images of the September 6-7
1955 Massacres of Constantinople.
Few salvaged icons, articles, and candle stands remained after the
pillaging and burning of the Church of Euaggelistrias Propodon.
The destruction of the Church of Saints Constantine and Helen. The
picture indicates the severe damage caused to the inside of the temple.
A picture of the few articles that remained after the fire on the Church
of Euaggelistrias Propodon.
The graves of the great donors and benefactors, after the concerted
inhuman assault of the Turkish tomb violators.
One of the many thousands of Hellenic vehicles destroyed by the mobs.
A front view of a burnt Hellenic home. The Turks burned and destroyed
more than 2,600 Hellenic homes, in their attempt to eradicate the local Hellenic
The entrance of the Ecumenical Patriachate guarded by Turkish soldiers.
Patriarch Athenagoras I and other clerics, were held under confinement inside the building
The Abbot of the monastery of the Life-Spring (Zoodoxou Pigis) receiving
treatment at the Balikli Hospital, after the torture he suffered in the hands of violent
The priest of the monastery, Evangelos Mastorakis, at the same hospital
after his battery and injury.
The Holy chapel of the monestary of the Life-Spring (Zoodoxou Pigis),
where the source of the healing water is located. The chapel is seen hacked in pieces.
Another salient proof of the gushing anti-Hellenic hatred that gnaws the soul of Turks -
The right wing of the church of the Patriarchate (southern side of the
church of St. George). The ground is full of thrown stones and broken glasses from the
Patriarch Athenagoras weeping in the rubble of the destroyed church of
Saints Constantine and Helen Ypsomatheion.
The court of the Patriarchal chambers occupied by mechanized army
forces, sent to "protect" the Patriarch and the staff of the Patriarchate.
Turkish Army detachments surrounded the Patriarchate to
"guard" against further destruction.