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... very funny. They were these two gorgeous sisters in their 80s who had moved to Berri in S.A. in 1958 and lived there and then moved to Adelaide when their children went to Uni. They were back in Greece visiting a cousin. We had a lovely chat to them and they were so happy that we were from Australia too!
I remembered some of the coastline from when I passed through nearly 40 years ago. We ...
... to Christianity. Lydia provided Paul with shelter. Paul was eventually imprisoned here but was released. The site of Lydia's baptism is close by and is marked by a baptistry which everyone in this area is baptized in.
The city began to be abandoned in the 7th century AD as a result of strong earthquakes and Slavic raids. It survived as a fort during the Byzantine period but was completely destroyed after the Turkish conquest in ...
... present day Turkey). It was named after Philip II of Macedon, father or Alexander the Great. Originally a Greek city, it became an important Roman colony after a battle involving Brutus and Cassius in 42. In Philippi, as with Tarsus and Thessalonica, townspeople were declared free Roman citizens, with no taxes, self rule and pride in their elite status. Most Philippians followed religious cults linked to a variety of Greek and Roman gods. The Jewish community there was ...
Departing Meteora, we continued north by road to Beroea where St Paul preached the gospel to the Jews who welcomed the word of God (Acts 17:10-12).
We viewed the ‘hidden churches’, a collection of about 20 Byzantine structures, camouflaged in the form of barns from the invading Moslem Turks.
We then journeyed east to the port city of Kavala (ancient Neapolis), once named "Christoupolis" after being the first ...
... with houses and industrial buildings. Additionally, there is a reconstructed Greek/Roman theater in the southern slope of Mt. Orbelos and an acropolis with defense towers remaining from the Byzantine period on the mountain's apex.
About a half a mile north along the Krenides river is a site dedicated to Lydia, the first Christian convert of Philippi. There is a church dedicated to her next to the river and baptismal site in the river itself. Of particular interest ...