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St. Paul Church

St. Paul was born as a child of an aristocrat family in the 1st century AD as a Roman citizen which was one of the biggest rights of that time.

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ST. PAUL CHURCH, THE WELL AND THE HISTORICAL SURROUNDINGS/TARSUS- MERSİN

St. Paul was born as a child of an aristocrat family in the 1st century AD as a Roman citizen which was one of the biggest rights of that time.

ST. PAUL CHURCH, THE WELL AND THE HISTORICAL SURROUNDINGS/TARSUS- MERSİN

St. Paul was born as a child of an aristocrat family in the 1st century AD as a Roman citizen which was one of the biggest rights of that time. For his education, he went to Jerusalem and tried to change the minds of Jesus Christ’s followers for a long time. When he was following the Christians who fled to Damascus, he saw Jesus Christ in his dream and converted to Christianity.

After that day on, he wandered the most part of Roman Empire as a missionary to spread Christianity until the day he was captured and killed. For his efforts he was assumed as the founder of the church with St. Pier. After his years of Christianity, his name was mentioned in one of the four Gospels (Bible), and he reached immortality. St. Paul is one of the biggest symbols of Christianity today.

The structure with the name “St. Paul’s Well” is on the yard of the house where he was believed to live. The Christians visit this place for their pilgrim purpose and believe that the water of the well is holy and curative.

The St. Paul Church was built by the Orthodox Arab-Rum community in 1850. The restoration work started in 1997 and finished in 2001. Then it was opened as a “monument museum” for the visitors.