Footsteps of Paul

A group of twenty more-or-less middle-aged people, Methodists and Catholics, set out to spend two weeks (18-30 October 1998) visiting some of the places visited by St. Paul almost twenty centuries earlier (plus a few Paul never reached). Some had read a little about the sites to be visited; all were familiar to one degree or another with Paul's letters and Luke's Acts of the Apostles. But for most Corinth, for instance, was the address for a couple of Paul's letters and had no reality apart from that. Greece and Turkey, to which the group made a short "post-Pauline" visit, were decidedly "foreign" countries.

On this and the pages that follow, two of the participants (Thomas Price and Allan Brockway) attempt to offer a glimpse, not only of the sights of present-day Aegean cities and landscapes, but something of the feeling and sense that could have been Paul's as he travelled in the Hellenistic Roman world of the Emperor Nero.

There are two ways to make your way through this report: (1) Click on this arrow, which gets you to the beginning of the tour and then follow the arrows from one page to the next; and/or (2) click on the sites that interest you, in the order that interests you, on the map below. At every stage in the journey you'll always be able to get back to the map.

Bon Voyage (as the Greeks wouldn't say)!