Church of Mary, Ephesus

Ruins of the Church of Mary
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The walls, an arch, and the baptismal pool remain intact at the Church of Mary, possibly the first church dedicated to the Virgin Mary in the world and the site of the Council of Ephesus in 431.

Go Historic ID
318314
Short URL
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Names
Church of Mary
Address

Ephesus, Turkey
Coordinates
37.944993° N, 27.339274° E
Date Published
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
April 11, 2015

Timeline

431
Council of Ephesus approves "Mother of God" title for Mary

The Council of Ephesus approves the title Theotokos ("Mother of God") for the Virgin Mary, condemning Nestorius who rejected it.