Although it is to the surprise to our great Cappadocian host, Hasan,  the area now full of waddling Western coach parties was one of the first areas of Christianity.  Paul of Tarsus passed this way several times.

The Cappadocian Fathers of the 4th century were to give to early Christian much of its philosophy including the Doctrine of the Trinity. It is remarkable how much of this fragile fabric has survived – over 1600 years.

Thanks to Hasan – we would have seen none of it without him.

4th Century rock-cut church

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2 Responses to Cappadocia

  1. Robert says:

    Hello Ian and Regula

    I’ve come across Cappadocia quite a few times in the New Testament. The history is very interesting. The salt lake you crossed is amazing. I never realised there was such a place in Turkey. It has a bleak kind of beauty, rather like The Wash/ Fens in Norfolk.

    I’m sorry to learn that Regula is unwell and hope she is better soon.

    Good luck with the rest of your trip. Karen and I are still following your journey on the blog and the maps.

    They’re predicting the beginnings of a very bad winter this weekend here at home.

    Take care!


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