The first chuch in the world is Saint Pierre Church, the catholic church. It is situated in Antakya / Hatay / Turkey. It is a church in a cave with a 13 meters of depth, 9,5 meters of length and 7 meters of hight.
After the death of Jesus Christ, St. Piere the Apostle came to the city and preached between the years 29 and 40. the follewers of Jesus Christ were first called as “Christian” here.
They digged a tunnel to escape from Roman Soldiers. The tunnel has 3km length but some parts of it collapsed as a result of earthquakes. My friends Riza in the tunnels.
Pope Paul IV declared the Church as a place of pilgrimage in 1983. St Pierr’sDay is annually celeb rated on the 29th June.
Haron And The Virgin Mary Sculptures
Located onyl ten minutes away from ST Pierre Church,
Haron is a carues stone relief dating back to reign of Antiahus IV Epiphones (175-164 BC) in the Hellenistic Period. This relief is called “the bootman of hell” in mitology.