Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jul 15, 2004
Abraham is shown to be a spiritual Pilgrim on his journey to the City of God, as seen in his Call to a New Life, his Response by Faith, his Courageous Commitment, his Persistence in Difficulty and in Reaching his Goal.
Istanbul, formerly the historic Constantinople, was an early centre of Christianity. One of the tourist attractions is the huge building called the Aghia Sophia. The guide summarised its history as a church, then a mosque and now a tourist attraction, like this: 800 years dedicated to Christ;