Hiking Highlight (Segment)
Philippi was an ancient city and fortress in eastern Macedonia, near the Thracian border. In July 2016, the archaeological site of Philippi was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its importance as a Roman city and the oldest Christian church plant in Europe.The branch existed since 362 BC. BC as the foundation of the Thasites within their Peraia under the name Krenides. The name was changed to Philippi by Philip II of Macedonia, who lived around 355 BC. In the course of the expansion of the Macedonian sphere of influence to the east.In October / November 42 BC The double battle at Philippi took place west of the city between the Caesar murderers Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus on the one hand and the triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian on the other. Brutus and Cassius were beaten and committed suicide.Around 49/50 AD the apostle Paul founded a Christian community with Silas in Philippi. It is the first church that he planted in Europe. The purple trader Lydia, who came from Thyatira in Asia Minor, is named as the first Christian. As a non-Jewish "God-fearing" person, she had already adhered to the Jewish community beforehand. Paul had gone to a Jewish place of prayer by the river and spoken to the women who had gathered there. Lydia and all the members of her house were baptized on the basis of the preaching of the apostle Paul - from my point of view immersed, i.e. cleansed. Paul probably wrote the letter to the Philippians to the church in Philippi from Rome, where he was living in captivity, around 60.Source: Wikipedia, own research
June 8, 2021
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