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Calm place with the sound of small river next to the church, surrounded by fruit trees. Of the most important fact of this place is the baptism of Lydia by Apostole Paul at the river! Still nowdays many childrens being baptizing here
Beautiful serene situation, cool refreshing stream, reliable historical location, engaging experience, it really feels authentic.
Small church structure is nice but does not obscure the actual historical scene as happens too often in Israel. Very genuine feel to this area.
Wonderful, marvelous, pastoral...I loved this...More
Lydia is referred to in the bible as it is the place where St Paul, St Luke, Timothy and Silas baptised Lydia and her family and presumably the Roman jailer and his family. Read the appropriate passage in the book of Acts of the Apostles...More
Next to the rich and interesting, protected by the UNESCO archeological site of Filippi, there is this small, modern sanctuary that claims to stand in the place where St. Paul first met Lydia, the first European christian and later saint. '
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My wife and I and a group of friends from St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lynchburg, VA visited here on Saturday Sept 3. We celebrated communion next to the stream where we were joined at our invitation by two couples from England who also happened...More
This is the site where St. Paul baptized the first Chrisitan Lydia. Very peaceful waters run through the site with foot bridges and access to the water to bless yourself. Beautiful church with amazing mosiacs religious icons throughout the church. Baptismal font inside for winter...More
This site is less than an kilometer from the site Ancient Philippi, so if you are going to Philippi because of your interest in New Testament history, you should definitely stop by this spot where Paul is said to have baptized Lydia, the seller of...More
This place is picturesque just beautiful as the waters flows a Biblical site not to be missed The Church is very nice without going over the top as some do Moral of Pauls journeys here too nice coffee also