Tuesday, March 01, 2016

" lettest thou thy servant depart in peace" - From the Era of Constantinopolis


From the Era of Constantinopolis

In the final stage of the Roman Empire, its capital was moved to Constantinopolis、presently Istanbul, specifically in 330.

Then tribes in North, Northeast, and East started to invade the territory of the Roman Empire.  Finally after the split of the Empire to the west and the east in 395, the Western Roman Empire collapsed in a century, though the Eastern Roman Empire continued further for 1,000 years.

Today, many Muslims have been trying to enter Europe through Turkey where Istanbul belongs.  The history sometimes looks like repeating similar events.  Like 1,700 years ago, still the region around Istanbul is a busy place for various tribes and people moving and passing by.

That is why today's great movement of fleeing Muslims might seriously effect Europe, a kind of heir of the Roman Empire.

Indeed, from the era of Constantinopolis or older eras, the channel between Europe and Asia could be a symbolic point for a potential that could shake Europe and Asia, since Alexander the Great also crossed the channel from the opposite direction.

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Luk 2:29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
Luk 2:30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
Luk 2:31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
Luk 2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.