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You can Retrace the Footsteps of Saint Paul, Apostle of the Nations, through Historic Greece and Turkey

You can Retrace the Footsteps of Saint Paul, Apostle of the Nations, through Historic Greece and Turkey

Saint Paul spread the word of Christianity more than anyone else. He was not one of the original apostles. Because of this, some call him “Apostle of the Nations”. Thanks to Saint Paul, Greece became the gateway for the spread of Christianity to the rest of Europe. Imagine walking in the footsteps of Saint Paul through Greece and Turkey.

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Saint Paul preaching in Athens

The Footsteps of Saint Paul

Saint Paul had four missions through Greece. As a result of these travels, there are many important sites. Walking in the Footsteps of Saint Paul, you will see:

  • Philippi: Saint Paul delivered his first sermon in Europe here. At the end of his life, he wrote his Letter to the Philippians. Although there is adversity in the world, there is great joy in serving God.
  • Ephesus: Saint John established the Christian community at Ephesus. Saint Paul developed it. Here he wrote his Letter to the Ephesians. God’s great love and grace being the key message.
  • Corinth: Saint Paul delivered one of his most dramatic sermons from Areopagus. Also known as Mars Hill, Areopagus overlooks the Acropolis. From this dramatic location, he explained the nature of Christ, salvation, and resurrection.
  • Thessaloniki: Saint Paul’s Letter to the Thessalonians focused on love for others. Others did not always love Saint Paul or his message. Because of this, he escaped from Thessaloniki in the night.
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The Acropolis viewed from Areopagus Hill in Athens. Photo by Ggia licensed under the Creative Commons license Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Of course, Greece and Turkey have rich histories and you will see many cultural sites on your journey. Consequently, other stops on this 15-day tour — religious and cultural — include:

  • Amphipolis
  • Kavala
  • Veria
  • Kalambaka
  • Meteora
  • Patmos
  • Kusadasi
  • Izmir
  • Cappadocia
  • Kaymakli
  • Avanos
  • Uchisar
  • Cavusin
  • Sinasos
  • Istanbul
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Saint Paul’s four Missions. Image by JWooldridge published under 
the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License

Join us on our fascinating Footsteps of Saint Paul pilgrimage-tour in February 2019. Explore some of the most beautiful places in Greece and Turkey. This promises to be the trip of a lifetime.

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