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Where Paul preached in Athens

Here’s a photo of modern-day pilgrims “preaching” at Areopagus rock west of the Acropolis in Athens. (Look closely to see the figures on the top of the hill; I took the photo from a distance, at the Agora, September 2009.) … St. Paul gave his great speech to the Gentiles at the Areopagus (Acts 17:22-31). Our study notes say “Areopagus” may then have referred to the Council of Athens, which at one time met on the rock, but then assembled in the Royal Colonnade. Still, this is a favorite spot for pilgrims following the footsteps of St. Paul.