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..

About St. Paul  Journey to Rome

St. Paul's Journey to Rome
Caesarea - Sidon - Myra - Cnidus - Lasea - Malta - Syracuse - Rhegium - Puteoli - Forum Appi - Three Taverns - Rome (Acts 27:17)

Agabus and others had prophesied to St. Paul along the way that trouble awaited him in Jerusalem (Acts 21:414). His arrest in Jerusalem was provoked when some Jews from the province of Asia accused St. Paul of bringing his coworker, the Ephesian gentile Trophimus, into the temple area (21:2729). Stones in Greek warned Gentiles that entrance beyond the Court of the Gentiles was prohibited.

 Today one such stone is on display at the Istanbul Archaeological Museum; it reads: No intruder is allowed in the courtyard and within the wall surrounding the temple. Those who enter will invite death for themselves. St. Paul languished in Roman custody for two years at Caesarea until he appealed to Caesar (24:126:32).

The Roman governor Festus then decided to send St. Paul to Rome for trial. In a touch of divine irony St. Paul is placed under guard on a ship from Adramyttium, bound for ports along the coast of Asia. His companions for this voyage that dates to the year 59 were Luke and Aristarchus.

The northwest prevailing winds that blew across the Mediterranean forced ships sailing westward to hug the Anatolian coast of Cilicia and Pamphylia. At Myra in Lycia the Roman centurion transferred his prisoners to an Alexandrian ship returning to Rome (27:47).

Such vessels were the most comfortable to sail on but would be heavily laden with grain to make bread for the Roman populace. The ship plodded slowly along Turkeys Carian coast until at Cnidus St. Paul glimpsed Anatolia for the last time on this trip. What followed was a harrowing shipwreck that cast St. Paul and his companions barely alive on the shores of Malta.

The book of Acts closes with St. Paul arriving safely in Rome where was placed under house arrest.

 Journeys of St. Paul

About St. Paul Journeys of St. Paul, St. Paul Map
Traveling in St. Pauls Time
City of St. Paul
Antioch on the Orontes
Seleucia Pieria
First Journey
Ministry in Antioch - Orontes
Second Journey
Third Journey
Arrest and Imprisonment
Journey to Rome
Story of Paul and Thecla
St. Paul's Letters