World’s ‘oldest Christian church’ discovered in Jordan

Not surprisingly, it was Orthodox, with the traditional apse and all. Archaeologists claim to have found the world's oldest church dating from shortly after Christ's crucifixion and used by the Apostles of the 70. If tests confirm that it dates back to between 33 AD to 70 AD, as the archaeologists claim, it would make it the earliest known place of Christian worship by around two hundred years. According to a report in the Jordan Times newspaper, a very early underground church was found beneath the ancient Saint Georgeous Church, which itself dates back to 230 AD, in Rihab, northern Jordan near the Syrian border. "We have … [Read more...]