Journey Of Faith

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Journey of Faith

Where is Mt. Ararat – the final resting place of Noah’s Ark?
Where were Christians first called “Christians”?
Where is Biblical Asia Minor? Ephesus? Antioch? The home of the original St. Nicholas?
Can we visit these places today?

Come and join the adventure of host Victoria Barrett who answers these and many other questions through her journey discovering the roots and growth of early Christianity. Much of this history – from Apostles to Crusaders – occurred in today’s Republic of Turkey, called Asia Minor in Biblical times. Second only to Israel in Biblical sites, Turkey is a treasure-trove of early Christian history.

During this one-hour documentary, the viewer will see 15 locations and understand these Biblically important, but seldom seen sites. Victoria visits shepherds still tending their flocks in the shadow of Mt. Ararat. She walks ancient Roman roads in the footsteps of St. Paul at his birthplace of Tarsus and sails, as he did, from the Mediterranean to the turquoise shores of the Aegean. From there the journey follows Paul to Ephesus, exploring its well-preserved streets, temples and amphitheatre. Moving up into the mountains, the film comee to the final resting place of St. John and the Virgin Mary.

Victoria continues on through the centuries: the seven churches of Revelation; the conversion of Emperor Constantine -when Christianity becomes the religion of an empire; hot-air ballooning amid the hills of Cappadocia where early Christians took refuge; the building of Emperor Justinian’s magnificent St. Sophia in Byzantium; the Crusades; and to present day Istanbul.

Journey Of Faith: On The Trail Of Christianity In Turkey airs on WOSU TV on Saturday, October 2, at 1am.

– Scott