Scepsis, Mysia (now Kursuntepe, Turkey)
The history is non-specific, but the details are legendary:
[Cornelius] accepted the Christian faith and joined the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church thanks to the preaching of Apostle Peter. Having acquired the genuine experience of the ecclesiastical spirit, he decided to embark on a tour to teach Christianity himself.
He taught in Phoenicia, Cyprus, Antioch and Ephesus. He was ordained hierarch of the Church of Scepsis in Mysia. Thanks to his courageous confession among pagans, many were the ones who wanted to and decided to be baptized Christians. This, of course, caused a storm of reactions, as well as the devil’s envy.
So, Provincial Governor Demetrios arrested him and led him to the temple of idolaters, which at that time was full. He publicly pressed him to deny Christ. But Cornelius found the opportunity to teach the Gospel and herald an earthquake that would not harm Governor Demetrios, his wife, and his son who were in the temple. And so it was: whoever was in the temple was killed except the family of the Governor, who after the event was convinced, confessed the true God, and they were all baptized Christians.
I must admit that the timing of this event is totally speculative on my part. I looked for a coming together of dates when I did the research, and 60 AD seems to be the one that ‘fits’. Some of the earthquakes in this part of the world seem too early in the story to be correct: Antioch 37 AD; Ephesis 47 AD; Apameia 53 AD. Only the Colossae earthquake of 60 AD connects with Peter’s Letter to the Ephesians since Peter died in Rome in 64 AD.
The other part (the date) I selected from Cornelius’ earliest Feast Day, February 2nd, and the time is the moment I erected this chart. See, all speculative.
And yet, in spite of this being only a figment of my fevered imagination, there are some significant Yods in this image. Funny, that.
So, let me just say that this really has nothing to do with my being an astrologer, and everything to do with being led by the Holy Spirit.
I am grateful. Amen.