Church of Mary
This place is considered to be the last home of the Blessed Virgin, the Mother of Jesus Christ. The Church of Mary (Meryem Kilisesi) is a church of great historical significance located in Ephesus. The house is a typical Roman architectural example, entirely made of stones. In the 4th century AD, a church, combining her house and grave, has been built.
During the “19th Century book” Life of the Blessed Virgin was published in Germany. The material for this book come from the revelations of a stigmatized Nun, Anne Catherine Emmerich. She was an invalid and had never left Germany. In her visions she described with amazing accuracy the hills of Ephesus and the house where she saw the blessed Virgin spending her last years. Accordingly, two 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 1st and 4th centuries. Part of the building is of the 7th century and the last restoration took place in 1951.
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