Minor: The Other Holy Land
third of the New Testament was written to or from
modern-day Turkey. The Seven Churches of the book
of Revelations are all is Asia Minor, and its
cities are the scenes for much of the Acts of
the Apostles. Paul visited Asia Minor on all four
of his missionary journeys.
earliest church made beach heads and persecutors
in sites like Ephesus. Many congregations still
recite the Nicene Creed each Sunday--a doctrine
that was hammered out on the shores of modern
Lake Iznik. The first Christian Roman Emperor
humbly named his capital after himself, Constantinople,
now called Istanbul.
photo essay follows Evangelicals on pilgrimage
to sacred Christian sites as they see what remains--and
what has changed--over 2000 years.
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