The ascension of the Virgin Mary on the 15th of August has an important place in the local Christian faith here in Ephesus. Celebrations are held by the Church at the House of the Virgin Mary nearby Ephesus on August 15 every year. Before her body was destroyed, It is said that Virgin Mary ascended into the sky to the side of God and her son. This is the day of Mary’s transition to eternal life and is among the holy days to be celebrated.
The Feast of the Assumption of Mary, one of the biggest holidays in Catholic and Orthodox Christianity, is celebrated on the 15th of August or the Sunday closest to it, according to church tradition. This day is always fixed on the 15th of August at the modern Ephesus in Turkey. This holiday is also considered an indicator and example of the belief that the believers of Jesus Christ will be taken to heaven with God after their death, and they will attain eternal life.
The Virgin Mary had always been with Jesus Christ until his crucifixion and even his resurrection. On the cross, Jesus Christ entrusted his mother Mary to Saint John, who was actually the son of Mary’s sister Salome and Mary’s nephew. After his exile in Patmos, John settled in Ephesus with his aunt Mary.
According to church tradition, after the death of the Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ did not want her mother’s body to decompose. Jesus Christ descended to the earth and carried Virgin Mary to the sky. For this reason, the anniversary of the death of the Virgin Mary is celebrated not as a commemoration ceremony, but as a feast because of her reunion with her son and ascension to the sky. The Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin, celebrated by the Christians in and around Ephesus with a special rite every year on August 15, is an old local tradition dating back to the first century.
Visit The House Of The Virgin Mary Nearby Ephesus
The house of the Virgin Mary nearby Ephesus is one of the most popular attractions to add to itineraries of our Ephesus tours. Contact me to learn more about the House of the Virgin Mary and to hire a local tour guide. See you soon, Hasan Gülday.