Thursday, November 27, 2014

House Of Virgin Mary - Kusadasi (Turkey)

The previous day we visited Trojan Horse of Troy and Acropolis of Pergamon and today, we started at House of Virgin Mary on top of the "Bulbul" mountain 9 km ahead of Ephesus - recognised by the Vatican as the place where the Virgin May spent her last days. The effort to find the house was greatly influenced by nun Anna Katherina Emmerich who had livid in the late 18th century and assumingly it is her detailed description of Virgin Mary's coming to Ephesus with Saint John who spent several years to spread Christianity. And now, let me start my experience by sharing the pictures of the shrine and the House Of Virgin Mary.

Dedicated to St. Mary, the small shrine was discovered when the ruins of the house were discovered in the 19th century whereas the house of Virgin Mary has long been a popular visitation site for a pilgrim, including several popes. The house a typical Roman construction, completely made of stone and in the 4th century AD, a church, combining her house and grave has been built. Today there's only the central part of the house and a room on the right of the altar though the original two storey house consisted of several rooms.

The spring running under the Virgin's House is believed to have healing properties because of the many miracles people spoke about and the evidence are the crutches and canes inside the house said to be left behind by those healed by the sacred spring. 

Next change: Temple Of Artemis.

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  1. House of merry , i so want to visit it
    as you said, i am not a saint but i do believe in god
    keep in touch

  2. Such a beautiful place.. I do believe in Mother Mary.. wud love to visit some day :)

  3. Beautiful place and u have narrated it in a most beautiful way ur pics... :)

  4. Looks like a beautiful tranquil place!

  5. Oh my my. I'd love to visit there and bring my mother with me who's a big Marian devotee.

  6. Turkey is one of my dream destinations :D

    Choc Chip Uru


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