Walking in the Footsteps of the Apostle Paul

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Father Stephen will be walking in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul as part of a 10 day tour to Greece and Turkey visiting a number of historically significant sites based on the travels of the Apostle Paul.

We are looking forward to a religious pilgrimage and walking in the steps of one of the Church's great preachers of the Gospel.

Father Stephen and Tracey Allen will walk in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul, May 5th to 15th. The 10 day tour will go to both Greece and Turkey and will cover visits to a number of historically significant sites based on the travels of the Apostle Paul.

Father Stephen is looking forward the journey, "We are looking forward to a religious pilgrimage and walking in the steps of one of the Church's great preachers of the Gospel."

Allen describes the pilgrimage and guided tour as featuring visits to the Acropolis and Areopagus, where Paul delivered his famous sermon about the identity of "the Unknown God." Continue to Corinth and visit the excavations. In Piraeus, they will board a 3-day Greece and Turkey cruise with visits to the islands of Mykonos and Rhodes.

The cruise will dock in Rhodes, where Apostle Paul landed in 51 AD (Acts 21:1). Admire the medieval walled city with its palaces and "inns" built by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. They will take an optional tour to the Monastery of St. John and tour the Cave of the Apocalypse, where John the Evangelist wrote the Book of Revelation during his exile (Rev. 1:9-11). The cruise continues to the Turkish port of Kusadasi, where they take an optional excursion to the ruins of Ephesus, whose inhabitants were the recipients of Apostle Paul's famous epistle (Acts 18:19-26; Ephesians) and which was once the capital of the Roman province of Asia, and to the House of Mary, where the Virgin Mary is said to have spent her last days. Disembark and journey north to Thessalonika. Enjoy guided sightseeing of this city, named after Alexander the Great's sister, and which figures prominently in the New Testament at which time this provincial capital was considered a world cultural center. This community was the center of Paul's activities in Northern Greece. It is where he preached and founded a church and to whom he wrote two epistles (Acts 17:1-9; 1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalonians).

Full-day excursion along the ancient route of Apostle Paul to Amphipolis (Acts 17:1). Next, In Philippi, Paul preached, established the first church in Europe, and was to whom he wrote one of his epistles while imprisoned in Rome (Acts 16:11-40; Philippians). It was in this area that Paul met Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She and her household accepted Christ and were baptized in the nearby river (Acts 16:11-15). Next, they continue to Kavala, ancient port of Neapolis (Acts 16:9-11) stop in Veria (Beroea of the New Testament), where Paul and Silas were sent by friends after being accused of treason in Thessalonika (Acts 17:5-15).

If you would like to learn more about the trip please call 1-877-452-4888. Tour overview is available at http://www.travelplaces.ca.

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