Luke and St. John, because the two men related different stories about her life. Luke describes the Virgin Mary as a figure facing the future with great hope.
This devotion eventually led her to search for the home of Mary in Ephesus, in modern-day Turkey. They lived in Ephesus for several years, until God assumed Mary into heaven. Her first assignment was at a French orphanage, where she and six other sisters cared for 55 orphans.
We decided against booking a tour from the cruise ship and used several other sources to find local tour guides. These local tour guides were literally a tenth of the price of the cruise ship and they were superb. We used the Cruise Critic message boards to dig deep into the various ports we were going to visit and there were several recommendations for local tours which we took and were extremely pleased with.
The House of the Virgin Mary or Meryem Ana Evi in Turkish is a place where, according to the beliefs of many people Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent the last years of her life. She was supposed to arrive at Ephesus together with St. John and lived there in the years CE until her Assumption according to Catholic doctrine or Dormition according to Orthodox belief. In the 19th century a German nun, Catherine Emmerich, had visions of Mary in Ephesus though she had never been in this area.
We visited early in the morning, we had the place almost to ourselves. I had the goosebumps in every corner there. Such a Seren place.
House of Virgin Mary is located on the top of the "Bulbul" mountain 9 km ahead of Ephesusthe shrine of Virgin Mary enjoys a marvelous atmosphere hidden in the green. It is the place where Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come in the area together with Saint John, who spent several years in the area to spread Christianity.
The house of the Virgin Mary near Kusadasi is close to the ancient ruins of the city of Ephesus, yet despite the huge popularity of the latter, many people do not take the detour to visit the suspected house where the Mother Mary lived and died. Although the Catholic Church has never confirmed this to be the place of her assumption, three popes have visited, and the Church takes responsibility for running the house through donations and funding. It is a pilgrimage place for Christians, but the Quran also talks about the Virgin Mary Meryem Ana which prompts Muslims to visit as well.
Even though some sources mention that the Virgin Mary died in Jerusalemthere is a second version according to which Saint John took Mary in Ephesus where she finally died. There was also a Bavarian nun, Catherine Emmerichwho had a vision during which she was shown a place where the house of Virgin Mary, where she lived and died at the age of 63, was located as well as the remains of her tomb. Even though the nun had no education and had never left her country, she described that place in detail, on the basis of her vision. This was confirmed later by two researchers who investigated the mountain predicted by the nun where they found the house of Mary.
In the first half of the 1st century, the early Christians were badly persecuted in Jerusalem and the situation was becoming increasingly worse for them. The persecution began when in AD 36 St. Stephen, a deacon of the Apostles, was stoned to death.
Ephesus is the place where the Virgin Mary the mother of Jesus Christ spent her last years. It is known that she died in Ephesus and most probably buried by St. John on the Mountain named Nightingale nearby Ephesus. John Apostle, Evangelist lived Ephesus for a long time, wrote his gospel and died by the age of in Ephesus.