"Just a short drive up the..." Turkey Things to Do Tip by johis

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Just a short drive up the hills from Ephesus you'll find the House of Virgin Mary. It is said that after Jesus died on the cross and the desciples spread out to mission, St John (to whom Jesus said on the cross: behold your mother, and to his mother he said: behold your son) took the Virgin Mary with him to Ephesus, where she lived her last years and died.
The two latest popes have visited here, the later visit resulted in the house becoming a Christian pilgrimage.
The house itself is not the house of the Virgin Mary, it's a small chapel built on the remains of the house.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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