RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE IN FRENCH BRITTANY: THE CAPTIVATING STORY OF THE SEVEN SLEEPERS

RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE IN FRENCH BRITTANY: THE CAPTIVATING STORY OF THE SEVEN SLEEPERS
Reading of the Koran for the Muslim-Christian Dialogue and Pilgrimage of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus, Vieux Marché/Hamlet of the Seven Saints, Brittany, France

They stayed in their cave three hundred years, increased by nine.

Extract of Surah 18 (25) of the Koran, The Cave (Al-Kahf)

As part of a genuine religious dialogue, Christian and Muslim believers go every year to a small village in French Brittany to participate together in a pilgrimage and celebrate the cult of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus.

The story of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus reached already a long time ago a small village in Brittany. On this day of the 21st of July 2012, every year since 1954, the Breton hamlet of the Seven Saints/village of Vieux-Marche has become the center of a syncretic and aesthetic but often unnoticed celebration. Continue reading...

A story created in July 2012.

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