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Pilgrimage - The Seven Churches of Revelation
A Photographic Record of the Pilgrimage that took place in October 2010
led by 'Tricia and Richard Impey
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In the Book of Revelation, the last book of the New Testament we the read of the visions
St. John had whilst in captivity on the island of Patmos.
In these visions he hears Jesus telling him to:
“Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus,
and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to
Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.”
There is a common pattern to the letters although they differ in length according to the
nature of each community. Christ addresses each church, identifying himself and
describing the nature of the community. He then challenges or reproaches the church in
question. He promises that everyone who conquers will be rewarded and appeals:
“He who has an ear. Let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches”
|The Justinian Cistern, Topkapi Palace, Church of St Saviour,
Sultan Mosque in Eyup and a cruise on the Bosphorus.
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|Ephesus Revelation 2:1-7 - the church that had forsaken its first love.
Smyrna Revelation 2:8-11 - the church that would suffer persecution.
Pergamum Revelation 2:12-17 - the church that needed to repent.
Thyatira Revelation 2:18-29 - the church that had a false prophetess.
Sardis Revelation 3:1-6 - the church that had fallen asleep.
Philadelphia Revelation 3:7-13 - the church that had endured patiently.
Laodicea Revelation 3:14-22 - the church with the lukewarm faith.
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