Antioch the first church of first christians is in Turkey
Two out of the five centers of the Pentarchy are in Turkey: Constantinople (Istanbul) and
Antioch (Antakya). Antioch is located in southeastern Turkey and known as Antakya by
native Turks. Antioch is mentioned in the Bible as where the disciples were called
‘’Christians’’ fort the first time. Moreover, it is home to one of the earliest and oldest
surviving churches in the world, established by Saint Peter himself.
TURKEY, HOME OF SEVEN CHURCHES OF REVELATION
All of the Seven Churches, that is mentioned in the New Testament Book of Revelation are
located in Turkey or Asia Minor as it was called in the Roman Period. According to Revelation
1:11, Jesus instructs John the Apostle to:
"Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, and to Smyrna,
and to Pergamum, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea."