Skip to comments.Tomb of St. Philip the Apostle discovered in Turkey's Denizli
Posted on 07/27/2011 6:39:32 AM PDT by marshmallow
D'Andria said the structure of the tomb and the writings on it proved that it belonged to St. Philip the Apostle, who is recognized as a martyr in the history of Christianity
The tomb of St. Philip the Apostle, one of the original 12 disciples of Christianity's central figure Jesus Christ, has been discovered during the ongoing excavations in Turkey's south-western province of Denizli.
Italian professor Francesco D'Andria, the head of the excavation team at the Hierapolis ancient city in Denizli, told reporters on Tuesday that experts had reached the tomb of St. Philip whose name is mentioned in the Bible as one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus.
Professor D'Andria said archeologists had been working for years to find the tomb of the Biblical figure, and finally, they had managed to reach the monument while working on the ruins of a newly-unearthed church in Hierapolis.
D'Andria said the structure of the tomb and the writings on it proved that it belonged to St. Philip the Apostle, who is recognized as a martyr in the history of Christianity.
Describing the discovery as a major development both for archeology and the Christian world, D'Andria said the tomb, which had not been opened yet, was expected to become an important Christian pilgrimage destination.
Hierapolis, whose name means "sacred city", is an ancient city located next to the renowned Pamukkale, white Travertine terraces, in Denizli province. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The city, famous for its historical hot springs used as a spa since the 2nd century, is a mixture of Pagan, Roman, Jewish and early Christian influences.
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When will the Turks go back to central Asia and leave Anatolian Greece and Armenia to their rightful Christian inhabitants?
This is cool! Thanks for posting.
Oh please, DO NOT tell Geraldo!
How soon can we expect the Muzzies to destroy it?
Thanks for posting!
When the Christians outbreed and outfight them, of course. How do you think it got to be “Turkiye” in the first place?
Great discovery by the archaeologists and all credit to them in finding St. Philip’s tomb. St. Philip was a Jewish believer and not a Roman Catholic, but he is part of the universal pool of all believers and he is greatly honored for his apostleship and life service to Christ his Lord and our Lord. No one in the first century talked about being a Roman Catholic: its not in the words of the Bible.
...rhetorical point matched by rhetorical point.
I wonder what the writings are that supposedly prove this is the tomb of Phillip. Is there a carving “Here lies Phillip, follower of the Christ?
“When will the Turks go back to central Asia and leave Anatolian Greece and Armenia to their rightful Christian inhabitants?”
When is Jesus due back? It will be right around then.
Thank you for this post.
I’m not offering any opinion on what’s “rightful,” only on what is. Catawbas and Waxhaws could still be living here on my house lot in suburban Charlotte, NC, if they’d outbred and outfought people like me, 350 years ago.
And where in the article does it call him a "Roman Catholic"?
The term "Roman Catholic" does not appear in the Bible, but then neither does the word "Bible". And when Paul talks about "scripture", he isn't refering to the "New Testament" writings either.
The term "Roman Catholic" didn't appear until the great schism, so even "Roman Catholics" didn't refer to themselves as "Roman Catholics" for hundreds and hundreds of years.
So what is your point?
interesting news- thanks
St Philip Pray for us!
The expression ‘Roman Catholic’ is unique to English speaking countries and dates only to the early 17th century.
I think there was a study that showed that they are ethnically the same as the greeks and armenians
Likewise the Azerbaijanis are genetically and ethnically Irani though they speak a Turkic language.
It's interesting that "Turkey" became turkified by its Turkic elite while Bulgaria which had founders that had "Bulgar" Turkic blood, did not.