Seven Churches of Asia

Seven Churches of Asia

1. Ephesus, founded by St. Paul, 57, in a ruinous state in the time of Justinian.

2. Smyrna. Polycarp was its first bishop.

3. Pergamus, renowned for its library.

4. Thyatira, now called Ak-hissar ("the White Castle").

5. Sardis, now Sart, a small village.

6. Philadelphia, now called Allah Shehr (City of God), a small town.

7. Laodicea, now a deserted place called Eski-hissar ("the Old Castle").

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