We are in Santorini (Thira) in a small taverna on the way back to the cable car. My Mom and I will take the donkey back but my dad is going on the cable car.
Today, I am going to write my post up off-line on Word so that I don’t have to use valuable Wi-Fi time doing it. But the photos will need Wi-Fi.
Two days ago, we were in Kusadasi, Turkey where we visited the house of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, who lived here under St. John’s protection the last years of her life. It is small stone house and next to it is an open-air patio where the nuns set up white benches for Mass each day. Outside the house is a small terrace where a special tree grows and the people would leave notes tied to the tree wishing for something like love, peace or happiness.
Now, because of damage to the tree, they tie notes to ropes hanging off the rails of the terrace. I went to inside the house and paid 2 Euro to light a candle and say a prayer to my passed Grandmothers who are in heaven with the Holy Mother and God.
We then got on the bus to tour the ruins of Ephesus below the hill on which St. Mary’s house is located. Ephesus is the most beautifully preserved ruins of Greco-Roman architecture and it’s era we have seen so far. From the minute you walk in down the marble slab roads and walkways it is something special. It really impressed me especially how advanced and cultural the Ephesians were. No wonder St. Paul and St. John found Ephesus a special place to preach and bring the Greeks to Christ.
Please enjoy the photos and I will just say that the Library of Celcus, the Odeon, the Ampitheater and the Men’s toilets were the highlight of Ephesus for me.
This is Frederick and my next post is from Rhodes where we make a side trip to Lindos.