Saturday, October 5, 2013

Ephesus Turkey and Mary's Cottage

This is where it is believed that Mary was taken by St. John to protect her after the crucifixion of Jesus. It is above Ephesus. The explanation is that at the time some 2000 years ago, some aspects of Pagan and Christian religions saw her as a threat as much or more than Jesus because they regarded her as a deity herself. Thus the Virgin Mary had to be hidden or be assassinated. She is said to have lived out her final years and died here. The Catholic Church has recognized this officially.

Near the home of the Virgin Mary there is a wall where people place notes written with a wish. Lore has it that if the wish comes true, you must remove the wish from the wall.

Castle on the way to Ephesus

Ephesus was an ancient Greek city, and later a major Roman city, on the coast of Ionia, near present-day Selçuk, İzmir Province

Kusadasi, Turkey (Port)