Wednesday, May 12, 2010

And this is Pafos Cyprus

Cyprus is renowned as the island of beauty. The "Petra tou Romiou" area(top picture) is one of the most beautiful coastlines in Cyprus, where, according to mythology, Aphrodite rose from the waves. The Greek name "Petra tou Romiou" means "the Rock of the Greek". It is beautiful here, unfortunately, I can't get in the water. But I do get to literally walk in the footsteps of Paul. See Acts 13:5-6. In 45 AD the two Apostles Paul and Barnabas, accompanied by Mark, traveled from Antioch to Silesia and from there by ship to Cyprus, arriving at Salamis, the largest port on the island at the time. In Pafos, they managed to convert the Roman Proconsul who embraced the Christian faith thereby making Cyprus the first country in the world to be governed by a Christian.

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