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Thyateira (also Thyatira) is the ancient name of the modern Turkish city of
Akhisar("white castle"). The Turkish equivalent ot "Thyateira" is "Tepe Mezarligi". It lies in the far west of Turkey, south of Istanbul and almost due east of Athens. Although it is about 50 miles from the Mediterranean, it would have been closer in ancient times, as the sea has retreated some.
In classical times, Thyateira stood on the border between
Lydiaand Mysia. It was famous for its dyeing and was a center of the indigo trade. [Acts 16:14.] Among the ancient ruins of the city, inscriptions have been found relating to the guild of dyers in the city. Indeed, more guilds are known in Thyatira than any other contemporary city in the Roman province of Asia (inscriptions mention the following: wool-workers, linen-workers, makers of outer garments, dyers, leather-workers, tanners, potters, bakers, slave-dealers and bronze-smiths). [W.M. Ramsey, "The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia", (Hodder, 1904), pp. 324-35.]
In early Christian times Thyateira was home to a significant Christian Church, mentioned as one of the
seven Churches of the Book of Revelationin the Book of Revelation. [Rev. 1:11; 2:18-28.]
Apostle Pauland Silasmight have visited Thyateira during Paul's second or third journey, although the evidence is entirely circumstantial. They visited several small unnamed towns in the general vicinity during the second journey. While in Philippi, Paul and Silas stayed with a woman named Lydia from Thyateira, who continued to help them even after they were jailed and released.
1922the Patriarch of Constantinopleappointed an Exarchfor Western and Central Europe with the title "Archbishop of Thyateira". Today, the Archbishop of Thyateira resides in Londonand has pastoral responsibility for the Greek Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom.
It is also a
titular seein the Roman Catholic church. [ [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14713c.htm Thyatira] - Catholic Encyclopediaarticle]
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