Thursday, March 13, 2014

Son of Encouragement ?

 I'd come to what was the necropolis outside the ancient city of Sardis to pay my respects to the apostle Barnabas.
Bar = Son of
nabas = encouragement 
The church has been turned into a low quality icon museum but you can see where St. Barnabas's body once lay.
In nearby Famagusta the great Cathedral was turned into a mosque by the conquering Ottoman Turks but they protected the Greek Christians.
In 1974 the Greeks Christians  fled  to south Cyprus. 
Christian Greeks to the south - Muslim Turks to the north
Ethnic cleansing ?
So I wondered  what price encouragement today? 

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