PALEOCHRISTIAN BA­SI­LI­CA OF CHRYSOPOLIS

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The Pa­la­io­chri­stian Ba­si­li­ca of Chrysopolitissa is lo­ca­ted in Ka­to Pa­phos. Ex­traor­di­na­ry mo­saics can be seen in this Ba­si­li­ca. In 45 AD, Cy­prus was con­ver­ted to Ch­ri­stia­ni­ty by the apo­stles Paul and Bar­na­bas. A pie­ce of whi­te mar­ble co­lumn in­di­ca­tes whe­re Apo­stle Paul was tied and whip­ped thir­ty- ni­ne ti­mes. They we­re re­spon­si­ble for the dif­fu­sion of Ch­ri­stia­ni­ty and the foun­da­tion of the au­to­ce­pha­lous chur­ch of Cy­prus, one of the ol­de­st Ch­ri­stian chur­ches in the world.

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