An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Greek Mission

This was the name of the Episcopal mission to Constantinople. It was also called the Constantinople Mission. After Greece's war of independence from Turkey in 1829, the Episcopal Church sent five missionaries to Greece in 1830. They were to help rebuild the Christian church in Greece after centuries of Muslim occupation. The Greek Mission focused on education and did not attempt to proselytize. In 1844 Horatio Southgate was consecrated Missionary Bishop in the Dominions and Dependencies of the Sultan of Turkey. Southgate resigned Oct. 12, 1850, and the Greek Mission ended with his resignation.

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