St. Pierre Church


St. Pierre Church is an ancient cave church located just outside modern Antakya. You can observe Antakya from top of the hill where the church was located. Astonishingly beautiful natural site, full of olive trees, becomes even more striking with knowing its history and significance.

It was admitted as the F I R S T   C A T H E D R A L   O F   T H E   W O R L D !

“St. Pierre, to whom the church was dedicated, is the founder of the Antakya Church and the archpriest of the first Christian Community here and also the first Pope in the world. St. Pierre church and its surroundings played a significant role in the period of the early Christianity and expansion of the belief. The church is admitted as the first cathedral of the world and was announced as a place of pilgrimage by the Pope in 1963. Because of the building witnessed the first Christians and their meetings, it bears a unique importance.”

21 thoughts on “St. Pierre Church”

  1. Oh man, I love the pictures you posted, I wish I could see more. I love historical places, its just something about them that makes you happy, lol. Thanks for sharing Bertha.

  2. I wish I could explore historical sites like these. Hope someday I will get a chance. Thank you for sharing these awesome pictures 🙂 .

  3. Woow! Awe-inspiring scenes! I love the place and beauty in it. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wooww!! Awe-inspiring scenes! I love the place and the beauty in it! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love visiting churches – they are mostly so peaceful! Loved your post.

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