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An ancient city of central Asia Minor. It was the site of an early Christian church to which Saint Paul addressed his Epistle to the Colossians.

Co·los′sian (-lŏsh′ən) adj. & n.
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(Placename) an ancient city in SW Phrygia in Asia Minor: seat of an early Christian Church
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an ancient city in SW Phrygia.
Co•los′sian (-ˈlɒʃ ən) adj., n.
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Noun1.Colossae - an ancient city in south western Phrygia in Asia Minor; site of an early Christian Church
Phrygia - an ancient country in western and central Asia Minor
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Saint Paul writes to the Christian community in Colossae, saying that God gave us life in Christ, forgave our sin, etc.
During his first Roman imprisonment, the Apostle Paul wrote a letter to the Church at Colossae. In that letter he said, "We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven.
Paul addressed similar concerns in Athens and also in Colossae, where he affirmed the sufficiency and supremacy of Jesus Christ in the following terms:
Many of his journeys in the first century were to Anatolian cities including Ephesus, Konya, Troas, Miletus and Colossae. Followers of Christ were first called "Christians" in Antioch, near the Syrian border.
There Paul exhorts the church at Colossae: "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God" (Col 3:16).
Paul's words to the church in Colossae reflect the intentional community I believe God desires for the Psy.D.