Seven Churches

Laodicea

Laodicea

One of the Seven Churches With its large Jewish community, Laodicea became at a very early period a seat of Christianityand a bishopric. The Epistle to the Colossians mentions Laodicea as one of the communities of concern for the writer. It sends greetings from a certain Epaphras from Colossae, who worked hard for the Christians of the three Phrygian cities of Colossae, Laodicea, and Hierapolis. […]

Pergemum

Pergemum

One of the Seven Churches Pergamon [Pergamos] or Pergamum was briefly the capital of the Roman province of Asia, before the capital was transferred to Ephesus. After a slow decline, the city was favored by several imperial initiatives under Hadrian (117-138 C.E.). It was granted the title of metropolis and as a result of this an ambitious building program […]

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

One of the Seven Churches Alaşehir (in Antiquity and the Middle Ages known as Philadelphia i.e. “(city of) brotherly love” is a town and district of Manisa Province in the Aegean region of Turkey. Alaşehir began as perhaps one of the first ancient cities with the name Philadelphia. It was established in 189 B.C.E. by King Eumenes II of Pergamon (197-160 B.C.E.). Eumenes IInamed the city for the love of […]

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