I was excited to see the tomb of Saint Philip in Hierapolis. I didn’t know his tomb would be here. He was one of the early disciples of Jesus Christ. Again, I wondered why our Christian teachings in the Philippines didn’t teach us where the disciples were buried. I later found out Saint Philip’s remains weren’t there. There used to be thousands of pilgrims who trek here before but not anymore.
This church of early Christianity showed that there used to be a separate building for bathhouses. It’s very similar to what the Jews did (where Christianity got a lot of its practices) and the Muslim’s ablutions. It is too bad that later Christianity (except some sects of Eastern Christianity) would abolish this relaxing Roman practice of bathing (the world can use more hammams, if you ask me).
Read more about the Hierapolis Theater.