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• ST. PAUL CHURCH

• Who was the Saint Paul?

Paul (Paul) had a significant impact on the early growth of Christianity. St. Paul played a key role in shaping the course of the developing religion of Christianity, and his writings and letters are a significant component of the Bible. Paul in particular stressed his role, according to which redemption is grounded in faith rather than religious practices. In his early years, when he was still a Roman citizen and a Jew, Saint Paul persecuted Christians. Damascus, however, changed course and converted to Christianity, dedicating the rest of his life to preaching the faith.
Saul, the real-life Paul, came from a pious family and was a Jew. In the southern Turkish city of Tarsus, he was born as a Roman citizen. At that time, Tarsus was a major hub for philosophy, education, and culture in the Roman Empire, and it possessed excellent schools. He was reared by Gamaliel, a prominent member of the Jewish Supreme Council, in Jerusalem where he spent his formative years (Sanhedrin). He read Greek philosophers in addition to religious books, and he also met Stoic thinkers who promoted virtue-based acceptance of life as the way to pleasure. He worked as a tent maker on a daily basis.
St. Paul was a Pharisee in his early years. The Pharisees were a religious sect that had a strong connection to both written and oral tradition, as you will read in the Bible. He was a significant contributor to the persecution of Christians. One of them was Stefan’s participation in the Decapitation of Stoning Stefan, the first Christian martyr and one of Jesus Christ’s apostles. Paul makes his first appearance here using the alias Saul. Acts 7:58-60; 22:20. The fact that Jesus died on the cross like a “criminal” is the main factor behind St. Paul’s harsh criticism of the new cult that follows him. Paul believed that it was impossible for the anticipated Messiah to have died on the cross.
However, He transformed from a bigot who persecuted christians into a devout beliver after Jesus worked a miracle on him during his journey to Damascus; he had been blind and Jesus had restored his sight. There are 14 letters that he wrote, which are all found in the Bible. He traveled extensively on missions and had a significant impact on Christian history. St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church was constructed in 1102 and has undergone numerous repairs over the decades. The church’s ceiling features frescoes of Jesus with Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
• The History Of the St.Paul Church

St. The Orthodox Arab-Greek Community erected the Paul Memorial Museum building in 1850. The land, which had been utilized for a variety of things up until 1993, was given to the Ministry of Culture in 1994, and St. The Paul Memorial Museum is its name. St. Between December 1997 and January 2001, restoration work was done at the Paul Museum and its surroundings. St. Paul’s Church refurbished the structure following the completion of the repair and landscaping work. The Paul Memorial Museum first welcomed visitors in 2001.
On the ceiling of the central nave of the church, which has a rectangular plan with three naves, Jesus Christ( The Lord) is depicted. There are frescoes of Jesus, Biblical authors Yohannes, Mattios, Marcos and Lucas with an eye motif and a bird figure. On both sides of the window located at the top of the apse, there are depictions of landscapes and angels. There is a bell tower in the north-east corner of the church.
• Religious rites are frequently performed at the Paul Memorial Museum for local and international visitors. In the Christian faith, Saint Paul is a crucial figure. Paulus, a member of a Jewish family, was born in Tarsus in the year 3 AD. His father worked as a weaver of tent cloth. He sent him to Jerusalem to attend rabbinical studies when he was 13 years old. He was granted the right to dual citizenship when he went back to Tarsus, where he was born, which meant that he was now a citizen of both Tarsus and Rome. Toward the end of the year 34 AD, he returned to Jerusalem. He kept on studying and promoting the Christian faith.
• Meanwhile, a priest named Saul adopted the Roman name Paulus when he and Barnabas, one of the early Christians in Antioch, decried Christianity. In the year 36 AD, he unexpectedly saw Jesus; as a result of this encounter, he declared that he would follow Jesus’ path and studied the fundamentals of the Christian faith. Paulus resumed his studies in Christianity and started a Christian congregation after arriving back in Tarsus. Paulus visited the Christians in Jerusalem once again when he and Barnabas reconnected in 43 AD. Paulus parted ways with Barnabas and then continued his second religious mission with Timetheos and Silas, two clergymen.
• Paul had been found in places such as Syria, Cilicia, Anatolia, Ephesus, Kayseri, Plovdiv, Thessaloniki, Piraeus. According to some rumors; it is claimed that Paulus, who was arrested, was released in 62 AD, and according to some rumors, he was executed in 66 AD.

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