Cruise Day 4: Ephesus & Island of Patmos

by Steve Ray on October 23, 2018

Today is one of my favorite days of the cruise along with Corinth which we visited two days ago. Today we visit Ephesus where Paul lived for two years and where the 4th Ecumenical Council took place.

We start our time in Ephesus by going to Mary’s House on the side of the mountain. She lived here for a period of time while St. John was the Bishop of Ephesus. We had Mass at Mary’s House. You can listen to Fr. Gregory’s excellent Marian homily here.

Then, after a free afternoon on the ship, we arrived in the evening to the Island of Patmos where St. John was exiled because of the gospel and his testimony of Jesus Christ. The Book of Revelation was written while he was on this island. We visit the cave where he lived during his stay here.

Video 1 is Ephesus and Video 2 is Island of Patmos. Enjoy!



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