Born in Israel, Christianity quickly spread to the surrounding Mediterranean lands, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the tireless efforts of the Apostles, particularly St. Paul. Greece and Turkey received the bulk of St. Paul’s preaching and remain key pilgrimage destinations for New Testament scholars and novices alike.
Following in the steps of St. Paul is most closely done using the same mode of transportation as he did: a ship. On a cruise pilgrimage, you are able to mirror St. Paul’s missionary journeys from the waves of the Mediterranean and the sandy shores of Macedonia. Pilgrimages by Corporate Travel partners with Steve Ray of Footprints of God Pilgrimages for a Steps of St. Paul Cruise Pilgrimage rooted in expert Biblical teaching and including visits to authentic New Testament sites.
Coupling expertise with flexibility, Pilgrimages by Corporate Travel can provide you with an outstanding pilgrimage to Greece and Turkey, by land or sea, according to the vision you have for your particular group’s tour.
CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING CITIES & SITESIN THE STEPS OF ST. PAUL:
Athens – Acropolis (Parthenon), Areopagus (Mars Hill)
Thessaloniki – Agia Sophia Church, St. George’s Church, White Tower, Arch of Galerius
Philippi – Site where St. Paul was imprisoned
Corinth – Site where St. Paul preached and appeared before the tribunal
Patmos – Monastery of St. John the Evangelist
Meteora – Historic monasteries
Istanbul – Santa Sofia, Hippodrome, Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), Ancient Underground Cistern, Bazaar, Topkapi Palace
Ephesus – House of the Virgin Mary, Tomb and Cathedral of St. John, sites of St. Paul (including Miletus), Temple of Diana
Antioch (base for St. Paul’s missionary journeys and Church councils) – Antakya Archaeological Museum, Cave Church of St. Peter, Cevlik Monastery, Seleucia Pieria Church
Dikili – One of Seven Churches referred to by St. John in the Book of Revelation
Pergamon – Acropolis (Theatre, Zeus Temple, Asclepion), Temple of Trajan
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Proposed Itinerary for Pilgrimage to Greece
Proposed Itinerary for a Cruise Pilgrimage in the Steps of St. Paul: Greece and Turkey