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Our Tours > Special Interest Tours > Religious Tours > Christian Heritage /
Christian Heritage

Make a Devotional Journey
to the Sites of Faith in
Turkey

 

The land we now call Turkey was once known as Asia Minor. There are many references to Asia
Minor in the bible and many places in which we can tread in the footsteps of ancient civilisations.


OLD TESTAMENT
GARDEN OF EDEN – Lies between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers [Gen. 2:10-14]
MOUNT ARARAT – Resting place of Noah’s Ark [Gen. 8:4]
HARRAN – Starting place for Abraham’s journey to Canaan [Gen. 12:4-5]


NEW TESTAMENT
ISTANBUL/CONSTANTINOPLE
– Seat of the Holy Roman Empire, 6th Century
NICAEA – Nicene Creed formulated here in AD 325


SAINT PAUL
TARSUS – Birthplace [Acts 21:39]
GALATIA, EPHESUS, COLOSSAE – Letters to churches, preaching in Ephesus [Acts 19]
ANTIOCH – Starting place for the 3 missionary journeys [Acts 13, Acts 15, Acts 18]
ANTIOCH IN PISIDIA – Preaching in the synagogue [Acts 13:13-16]


SAINT PETER
ANTIOCH – Grotto church where the term ‘Christian’ was first used
 

SAINT JOHN
EPHESUS, SMYRNA, PERGAMUM, THYATIRA, SARDIS, PHILADELPHIA, LAODICEA – The seven
churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation
PATMOS ISLAND – Greek island where John received his revelation
SELCUK – Basilica and resting place
 

SAINT NICHOLAS
DEMRE (MYRA) – Santa Claus was Bishop of Myra; he was born in nearby Patara around 300AD


THE VIRGIN MARY

SELCUK – Dwelling house and resting place
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