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Archive for September, 2013

I admit to a passion for the Ottomans. Exploring the sultan’s palace in Topkapi, Istanbul a few weeks ago, I envisioned myself living in the lap of luxury, reclining on cushions being served figs and dates by eunuchs and only awaiting the birth of the son which would elevate my status to favored wife of […]

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As part of the McGhee Center’s orientation tour, our Georgetown group visited the ‘Virgin Mary House’ in Ephesus (Kusadasi) Turkey. In preparation for the visit, I’d researched its history and significance to Christians, but visiting the site rearranged its significance for me. Historical sources do indicate that Mary of Nazareth was associated with Jesus’s disciple […]

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