RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR OC 44
Extent58 ff.
TitleOecumenical Patriarchate: Church-State Relations
DateMarch 1938-September 1945
DescriptionCorrespondence, file notes and memos concerning the Turkish government's laws for religious organisations, 1938, and for corporations, 1940. Mainly consists of correspondence involving Austin Oakley.

Including: 'Slovo', weekly edition of the Orthodox Church in Poland, March 6, 1938, regarding the new law on the Orthodox Church in Turkey (ff. 1-2); letter to Germanos, Archbishop of Thyateira, regarding the new law (f. 3); letter to Harold Buxton, Bishop of Gibraltar, regarding holding a synod (ff. 4-5); letter to Paul Anderson regarding the 'Slovo' article (ff. 6-8); letter from Austin Oakley, British Embassy, Istanbul, regarding holding a synod (ff. 9-10); letter to George Bell, Bishop of Chichester, regarding the new law (ff. 11-12); 'Situation of the Greek Orthodox Church Jan. 25 1940', by Austin Oakley (ff. 13-15); letters from A. Oakley reporting on the situation regarding the Phanar (ff. 16-28 and 39-46); correspondence with Harold Buxton (ff. 26-8); memo 'The Greek Community at Istanbul', by Cosmo Lang, Archbishop of Canterbury (ff. 29-31); letter from Cosmo Lang to A. Oakkley (ff. 32-3); letter from Cosmo Lang to Archbishop Germanos (f. 34); file note 'Oecumenical Patriarchate' (f. 35); letter from Archbishop Germanos (f. 36); letter to A. Oakley regarding his letters (ff. 37-8); 'Memorandum with reference to the tomb of Sir Edward Barton in the Island of Halki in the Propontis' (f. 47); letter from A. Oakley regarding Turkish appropriation of the Orphanage at Halki (f. 48); letter from A. Oakley regarding Turkish appropriation of the Commercial School at Halki and events concerning the war (ff. 49-50); letter to the Archbishop regarding a visit to Turkey (f. 51); memo regarding events concerning the Orthodox Churches (ff. 52-4); 'Copy of a letter from Professor Alex Photiades to Sir Alfred Zimmern: London, 6th February, 1944.' regarding his attached memo (f. 55); letter from Archbishop Germanos regarding Photiades' memo (f. 56); 'Notes on the confidential memorandum of M. Photiades' (f. 57) and letter from Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury to Benjamin, the Oecumenical Patriarch regarding the visit of Damaskinos, Archbishop-Regent of Greece (f. 58).

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