Church of Mary

The Church of Mary (Turkish: Meryem Kilisesi) is an ancient Christian cathedral dedicated to the Theotokos (the Virgin Mary), located in Ephesus, Turkey. It is also known as the Church of the Councils because two councils of importance to the history of Early Christianity are assumed to have been held within. The church is located in the south stoa of the Olympieion (Temple of Hadrian Olympios) next to the harbor of Ephesus.

History

The church is dated to the early 5th century, coinciding with the Council of Ephesus or the Third Ecumenical Council held in 431, suggesting that it may have been built specifically for the council, during which the title of Theotokos for the Mother of Christ was decided. The latest archaeological evidence suggests that the church was built on the ruins of an earlier Roman basilica-like building abandoned around the 3rd century. Around 500, the church was expanded into a monumental cathedral, whose apse and pillars partially still stand today on the site.

The church served as a cathedral and was the seat of the Bishop of Ephesus throughout Late Antiquity.

See also

  • Seven churches of Asia
  • House of the Virgin Mary, also in Ephesus, believed to be the place where Virgin Mary lived until the Dormition
  • Roman Catholic Marian churches

Resources

  • Stefan Karweise, The Church of Mary and the Temple of Hadrian Olympios. Helmut Koester, ed., Ephesos: Metropolis of Asia (Harvard University Press, 1995), 311-20.

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SEDA KURTEL
27 January 2018
Kesinle favorim... ana kapıdan girişte herkes büyük tiyatroya koşuyor ama bence çıkarken gezmeye bırakmayın yorgunluktan girilmiyor. İkinci gezişimde önce kiliseyi gezdim. Arka tarafına ilerleyin..
SEDA KURTEL
27 January 2018
Kesinle favorim... ana kapıdan girişte herkes büyük tiyatroya koşuyor ama bence çıkarken gezmeye bırakmayın yorgunluktan girilmiyor. İkinci gezişimde önce kiliseyi gezdim. Arka tarafına ilerleyin..
Özden Inal
22 September 2019
Papa’nın dua ettiği söyleniyor..
Mustafa Ayar
20 February 2018
Efes’in içindedir ve nedense çok bilinmez. Mutlaka görün, çok güzeldir. Papa da burada dua etmiştir.
Kadir Karakoç
9 May 2017
Meryem ananın yaşadığının kanıtı olan mekan
Mahmut Tuncer
15 April 2017
Restorasyonu sanki acemice yapilmis gibi cok bakimsiz
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