"The mystery of the seven stars, which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches; and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches." – Rev. 1:20
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The site of these ancient churches was in that part of Turkey in Asia bounded on the west and south by the Mediterranean Sea, which is now called Asia Minor. In their vicinity are three large islands, about 40 miles apart, viz. Mitylene, Scio (the Chios of the New Testament), and Samos. The island of Patmos is situated a little to the southwest of Samos.