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Shrine Considered to be The Last Home of The Blessed Virgin Mary

by Levent Kocak on 30/01/09 at 7:20 am

This place is considered to be the last home of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ. The Facts according St. John, in his Gospel tells us that Jesus before dying on to the scriptures, the Cross entrusted to him the care of His Mother when he said: “Here is your Mother” and from that how St. John look Her to his own.


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This place is considered to be the last home of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ. The Facts according St. John, in his Gospel tells us that Jesus before dying on to the scriptures, the Cross entrusted to him the care of His Mother when he said: “Here is your Mother” and from that how St. John look Her to his own. The “Acts of the Apostles” relates how, after the death of Christ, His followers were persecuted in Jerusalem. St. Stephen was stoned in37 A.D St. James was beheaded in 42 A.D and they further relate how they divided the world between them for preaching the Gospel, and Saint John was give Asia Minor. Now Mary had been give to his care and with the persecutions, probably brought her with him to Asia Minor.

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The Facts Are Confirmed Historically

There are 2 evidences;1 the presence of the tomb Of St. John in Ephesus, and 2 the presence of the first Basilica of the world dedicated to the Blessed Virgin. In the early days of the church, places of worship were only dedicated to persons who had lived or died in the locality.

Also, the Ecumenical Council of 431 was held in Ephesus in this Basilica for the definition for the dogma of the Divine Motherhood of Mary. The Council Fathers write about Nestorius;”…after his arrival to Ephesus, where John the Treolgian and the Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God…”

There is another confirmation in the oral tradition of Villagers of Kirkindje. These people were the descondants of the Christians of Ephesus. They had passed from generation, the belief of the death of Mary in this place, sat they called PANAGHIA KAPULU. They have kept this tradition alive through the annual pilgrimage of 15th August.


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Discovery: 19th Century

During the 19th Century, book “Life of the Blessed Virgin” was published in Germany. The material for this book comes from the revelations of a stigmatized Nun, Anna Catherina Emmerich. She was an invalid and had never left Germany. In her visions she described with amazing accuracy the hills of Ephesus and house where she saw the Blessed Virgin Mary spending her last years.

Accordingly, 2 scientific expeditions were organized, and they found this place perfectly agreeing with her description.

The Chapel was rebuilt upon the original foundations that have been determined to date as of the 1th and 4th Centuries. Part of building is of the 7th century and the last restoration took place in 1951.

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Juancav

Jan 30th, 2009

For the devout Catholic in Mary and a very significant discovery of intimate joy.

Parish Loveless

Jan 31st, 2009

Very good pictures and information. I thank you

Maria Blazz

Jan 31st, 2009

Beautiful story and pictures, I didn’t know about this place.

j

Jan 31st, 2009

read this article, you have to see it for your self!!

http://www.authspot.com/Poetry/Is-It-Worth-It.447171

IreniaPehuajo

Jan 31st, 2009

Hownice to have this information!
THanks
bYE

Rebecca Caitlyn VanGogh

Jan 31st, 2009

Next time, you must consider to write an article about the miracles of the statues of Virgin Mary, stigmata, and Eucharistic Hosts. Good pictures you’ve got. Nice to see the house of Ephesus.

Sharona

Feb 1st, 2009

Beautiful pictures, nice story.

mert

Feb 1st, 2009

beatiful nice story ,thanks

Holly J. Harrington

Feb 1st, 2009

Awesome I am a devotee of our Lady. Heard of this place thank you for information. Love it. Love our Lady to.

John McDonnell

Feb 1st, 2009

I just read an article about this on Wikipedia, but your article gave me more details. Thank you. I would love to visit this shrine someday.

Alixander Haban Escote

Feb 2nd, 2009

Very nice! It is called the House of the Virgin Mary (Turkish: Meryemana or Meryem Ana Evi, “Mother Mary’s House”), which is a Christian and Muslim shrine located on Mt. Koressos (Turkish: Bülbüldağı, “Mount Nightingale”) in the vicinity of Ephesus, in modern-day Turkey (7 km from Selçuk).

Alixander Haban Escote

Feb 2nd, 2009

Very nice! It is called the House of the Virgin Mary (Turkish: Meryemana or Meryem Ana Evi, “Mother Mary’s House”), which is a Christian and Muslim shrine located on Mt. Koressos (Turkish: Bülbüldağı, “Mount Nightingale”) in the vicinity of Ephesus, in modern-day Turkey (7 km from Selçuk).

Pablo

Mar 4th, 2009

She was a sinner just like everybody else. To worship Mary is to worship a human, not God. It is idol worship which God condemns.

Jesus alone is the one true God.

jaibhole

Oct 20th, 2010

nice article about amarnath shrine

Robert Cerenzio

Aug 29th, 2012

I was there and even a person like me who was raised catholic , but never goes to church when inside the shirne you just have to believe there is no dout . You will know when you are there it will hit you like a nothing else will ever do and please pray for all an p.s. make sure you drink from the well the water is well if you believe you will feel it too GOD BLESS TO ALL.

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