Hagia Sophia Interior

Our Christian cruises, that visit Turkey, always include the church of Hagia Sophia (which means “holy wisdom”).  This church was first dedicated in 360 by Emperor Constantius II, son of the city’s founder, Emperor Constantine. During this early time period, the church served as the cathedral, or bishop’s seat. It had originally been called  Megale…

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Nicea Gate on Christian Cruises

Nicea (Nicaea) is a Unique Highlight on Christian Tours. Our Footsteps of Paul tour may have an interesting extension to Cappadocia.  We may have the opportunity to visit Nicea (also called Nicaea), home of the First Council of Churches started in 325AD.  Situated that the east end of Lake Ascanius, this lake town is surrounded by hills and an ancient…

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