Cruise 7 Ephesus and Mary’s House
by Steve Ray on October 20, 2022
Ephesus is always a favorite day. One of the best preserved Roman cities in the world. Also, one of the most biblical cities related to Saint Paul and the spread of Christianity.
After a great breakfast, we disembarked for Mary’s House where we had Mass, visited her house and had some free time for shopping and to enjoy the site. From there we toured the ancient city of Ephesus with all its splendor. With a bit of imagination the site comes alive — as well as the Bible. I gave a short talk in the 24,000 seat stadium theater. I gave another talk about Mary and the dogmas related to her at the church where the 3rd Ecumenical Council took place.
Sultankoy Turistik Rugs was next for a rug demonstration and a fantastic lunch, which was reminiscent of Downton Abbey. Then to the ruins of the Church of Saint John, where his tomb was found. I gave my short talk on St. John and the Early Church. Then back to the ship for a free evening.