Missionary Journeys Of St. Paul

Missionary Journeys of St. Paul

During one of his missionary journeys St. Paul visited Ephesus in Turkey.
He stays in the city about three years (Acts 19:1-20). In Ephesus Paul discovers twelve believers who were baptized but who did'nt as yet have God's spirit. Paul baptizes them in His name and they receive God's Holy Spirit (Acts 19:1-7).

Seven Churches of Revelation

Seven Churches of Revelation

In looking at the letters to the 7 Churches, we see the Lord speaking directly to the 7 Churches
that existed in the Holy land at the time John lived. We also see the Lord's opinion of those Churches, and what they were doing
at the time: Ephesus, Pergamon, Laodicea, Sardis, Thyatira, Smyrna, Philadelphia churches.

Biblical Sites in Turkey

Biblical sites in Turkey

Turkey is called the Other Holy Land as it has more biblical sites than any other country in the Middle East.
Antioch - the place where the followers of Jesus were first called Christians; Tarsus - where Apostle Paul was born and many others..

Ecumenical Councils Turkey
Third Council of Constantinople (680-1)

Heraclius (610-41) took over an empire which had been losing ground against its enemies in the north (the Avars and Slavs) and in the east (the Sassanians who would soon be supplanted by the Saracens).
He worried that the Monophysite Christians who were isolated from the Western Church might join the eastern enemies of the Byzantine empire and to find a solution to the disputes between the antagonistic groups he summoned the Sixth Ecumenical Councils.

The previous compromise formulas defining the nature of Christ were condemned and the doctrines of the Council of Chalcedon (451) were accepted as truth. To bring peace to the Church, a new formula which skirted the question of natures by claiming that while Christ had 'two natures,' as confirmed at Chalcedon he had only a 'single will', was proposed by the efforts of the emperor Heraclius shortly before his death.
Although this proposal was accepted by the East, Rome opposed it and consequently it did not achieve the unity that Heraclius had expected.

However, the claim was found inconsistent with the reality of Jesus' human nature and to settle the 'Monothelete' doctrine, also called Monotheleotism Constantine IV (668-85) summoned the Third Council of Constantinople. The meetings were held in the Trullos, or the 'Domed Hall' of the Great Palace and at the end the doctrine of the 'single will' was condemned and the Chalcedonian faith affirmed.

Ecumenical Councils Turkey
First Council of Nicaea  (325)
First Council of Constantinople  (381)
Council of Ephesus  (431)
Council of Chalcedon  (451)
Second Council of Constantinople  (553)
Third Council of Constantinople  (680-1)
Second Council of Nicaea  (787)