Day 5 (4) The Upper Room - St. Mark's Convent

Then we walked to The Last Supper Room, which is a second-story room in Jerusalem that commemorates the "upper room" in which Jesus shared the Last Supper with the disciples. Priestrs in our group celebrated the Holy Mass here.

Outside the Church there is a 6th Century inscription. Translation of the 6th cent. inscription: This is the house of Mary, mother of John, called Mark. Proclaimed a church by the holy apostles under the name of the Virgin Mary, mother of God, after the ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ into heaven. Renewed after the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus in the year A.D. 73.

It was also seen written 'The First Church in Christianity'.

(The place where we went is St. Mark's Convent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syriac_Orthodox_Church) and Upper Room under the Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate. There are other two sites which are also claimed to be the site of the Upper room. Please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cenacle
For further references see
1. http://www.sacred-destinations.com/israel/jerusalem-last-supper-room.htm
2. http://www.christusrex.org/www1/ofm/sbf/escurs/Ger/06escursEn.html
3. http://www.biblewalks.com/Sites/LastSupper.html
4. http://joewalker.blogs.com/pilgrim/2007/05/the_house_of_st.html
5. http://www.goisrael.com/Tourism_Eng/Tourist+Information/Christian+Themes/Details/Saint+Marks+Syrian+Orthodox+Church++chr.htm

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