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tmentour
Feb 4th 2010, 11:06 PM
So Church of Corinth, Phillipi, Thesolonica, Galatia, do these places/churches, still exist since Paul wrote his letters decades after Jesus died in 60ish AD? and where?

The Mighty Sword
Feb 4th 2010, 11:15 PM
Churches are not always a place, but a people, and many churches were held in secret.

Radagast
Feb 4th 2010, 11:44 PM
So Church of Corinth, Phillipi, Thesolonica, Galatia, do these places/churches, still exist since Paul wrote his letters decades after Jesus died in 60ish AD? and where?

In Greece:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corinth (population 36,556)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thessaloniki (population 363,987)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippi (ruined, but a village is nearby: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filippoi)

In Galatia (now Turkey):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konya (Iconium, now a large city, population 980,973, a centre of Sufi Islam)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derbe (its Christian church was burned and buried under a mountain of soil by the Roman Emperor Diocletian, and everybody left)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lystra (ruined, a small village remains)

kay-gee
Feb 4th 2010, 11:45 PM
Mostly in the Asia Minor area (Modern day Turkey). So much has happened in two thousand years. Doubtful if the original congregations exist. Probably swallowed up into the Eastern Orthodox church when it split from Rome. The true Christian church went underground and has always existed in one form or another ever since.

all the best...

Radagast
Feb 5th 2010, 12:05 AM
Mostly in the Asia Minor area (Modern day Turkey).

Apart from the ones in Greece.

Christians have been worshipping in Greece for a long time. Here are some of the churches in Thessaloniki today, for example:

Greek Orthodox: 6 Ayias Sofias and others

Roman Catholic: 19 Frangon, Services at 8am every day and 10am on Sundays in Greek; at 7pm on Sundays in English

Anglican: at German Evangelical Church, 13 Paleon Patron Germanou, Holy Communion at 10.30am every Sunday. Reverend David Hewitt

Armenian: 4 Dialeti, Sundays at 9.30pm

Greek Evangelical Church: Rev. George Goudas

Apostolic Pentecostal Church: Rev. John Demetriades

Biblical Church of Thessaloniki: Rev. Timothy Antoniadis

I'm sure some of these churches could do with a prayer from us.

The Mighty Sword
Feb 5th 2010, 12:13 AM
Apart from the ones in Greece. Here are some of the churches in Thessaloniki:

Greek Orthodox: METROPOLIS, 6 Ayias Sofias, tel 031 264-313

Roman Catholic: AMIANTOU SYLLIPSEOS TIS PANAYIAS, 19 Frangon, tel 031 539-550. Services at 8am every day and 10am on Sundays in Greek; at 7pm on Sundays in English

Anglican: at GERMAN EVANGELICAL CHURCH, 13 Paleon Patron Germanou, tel 031 237875. Holy Communion at 10.30am every Sunday. Reverend David Hewitt

Armenian: 4 Dialeti, tel 031 275-352. Sundays at 9.30pm



General question: what do these have to do with the original question on the original churches???

markedward
Feb 5th 2010, 02:24 AM
So Church of Corinth, Phillipi, Thesolonica, Galatia, do these places/churches, still exist since Paul wrote his letters decades after Jesus died in 60ish AD? and where?Just a quick correction: based on the content of his letters and their corresponding time frames in the book of Acts, we know that not all of Paul's letters were written in the 60s AD. The letters we have were written in the range of 45-65 AD (that's a twenty-year span).