• The Loveless Church - Ephesus

    Revelation 2:1-2
    “To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; "

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  • The Persecuted Church - Smyrna

    Revelation 2:8-9
    “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write,
    ‘These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life: “I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan."

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  • The Compromising Church - Pergamos

    Revelation 2:12-13
    “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write,
    ‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword: “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells."

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  • The Corrupt Church - Thyatira

    Revelation 2:18-19
    “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write,
    ‘These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass: “I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first."

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  • The Dead Church - Sardis

    Revelation 3:1-2
    “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write,
    ‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God."

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  • The Faithful Church - Philadelphia

    Revelation 3:7-8
    “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write,
    ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”: “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name."

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  • The Lukewarm Church - Laodiceans

    Revelation 3:14-15
    “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write,
    ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot."

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  • 7 Churches of Revelation

    Exploring the 7 churches of revelation

    The Book of Revelation addresses seven letters to seven churches in Asia Minor, the geographical location of modern-day Türkiye. These particular seven churches may have been chosen to receive the message because they were located along an established, circular trade route that brought together the most populous and influential parts of the province.

  • House of the Virgin Mary

    A full day at Ephesus is not sufficient to see the entire site. The nearby House of the Virgin Mary and the Basilica and Tomb of St. John are nearby pilgrimage sites. The Selçuk Museum houses wonderful artifacts from Ephesus and its surroundings.

Seven Churches of Revelation

The churches were Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea. Remnants of those cities can still be found on Turkey's western coast.