Church of St. George

Church of St. George

Emperor Constantine built this ancient church.  He loved Sofia so much, he wanted to make it the capital of the Byzantine Empire.  The church is surrounded today by all these buildings because during the Communist era there was an attempt to hid religious sites from public view, so I am told.

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Ephesus

Ephesus was once a great city.  St. Paul wrote a letter to the Christians who live there.  The Third Ecumenical Council was held there where the Church affirmed the Nicene Creed and declared Mary as Theotokos.   Although the ancient city no longer exists, you can still admire its greatness as you walk through its ruins.

The Library of Celsus
Ephesus