Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Is Liverpool like the City of Rome?

In a number of ways Liverpool is like the city of Rome; not least because it is built on seven major hills. These are;

  • Walton Hill,
  • Everton Brow - or Ridge,
  • High Park in Toxteth and the Toxteth Ridge,
  • Mossley Hill,
  • Childwall Hill,
  • Olive Mount and the Old Swan Ridge,
  • and Camp Hill in Woolton.
The above list make up the seven, distinctive, and genuinely geological ‘high points’ of our wonderful City.
Another association that we have with Italy’s ‘Eternal City’ is our many remarkable public and civic buildings in the city-centre, which were built by the Victorians. these stand as a glorious testament to their belief that, just as Rome was the capital of that great empire, so Liverpool was the trading capital of the British Empire - in fact, it was the 'second city' after London. (information freely available on the web)
In closing may I quote the first section of the Book of Romans in the Bible. These are words that are worth repeating:

Romans 1 New King James Version (NKJV)


Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of Godwhich He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name, among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ;
To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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