In this article we have researched reconstructed and restored churches in Maçka. On the basis of archived documents, we examined the ways of responding to the demands of reconstruction and restoration of the churches. The studies done on the archives and church records have proven that those kind of works started initially in Maçka in 1848, which indicates that the period we study covers up the late time of the Ottomans. In addition to that, we investigated the short history of seven churches which were restored and reconstructed. The reason that we chose Maçka region for this study is its historical significance, since it was home of many churches, and one of the important centre for the Orthodox Christian world. Maçka is the third holy place after Kudus and Ayranoz. Its holiness is interpreted by an Apostles pilgrimages. In addition, during the Ottoman period the region was a central place for convertion to Christianity. Therefore, we aimed primarily to illustrate the strategy of the rulers of that time in dealing with the demands of Christians for their place or worships, alongside the issue of reconstruction and restoration of the churches.
Keywords: Ottoman, Macka, Church.
DOI Number: 10.9737/hist.2017.510