Step of St Paul the Apostle
The Rostra (Step) of the Roman Market
During his stay in Corinth, St Paul the Apostle was brought before the viceroy of France, commander of Corinth, on charges of preaching “illegal beliefs.” France, however, refused to prosecute him, claiming it was an internal matter of the city’s Jewish community.
According to the sacred tradition, the place where Paul was taken is the Step, the great platform located in the center of the Roman Agora of Ancient Corinth, from where the officials addressed the citizens.
Apparently, due to his connection with the Apostle, the Step was converted into a Christian church during the Byzantine period.