Pilgrims who visited the Holy Land between the IV and VII century

The Holy Cenacle on Mount Sion

The Cenacle

A number of Christian memories are preserved in this beautiful room which is a part of the crusader church of St. Mary on Mount Sion, built in the 12th Cent. A.D. in place of the 4th Cent. basilica of Hagia Sion, called also the "Mother of all Churches". Here was the house where the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples in the day of Pentecost (Acts 2,1-4), here the apparitions of the Lord after his resurrection took place (John 13:3-11), here was situated the upper room were Jesus performed the Last Supper (Matt 26:17-29) and the Washing of the Feet (John 13:3-11).

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Project, design, research and realization carried out by Eugenio Alliata ofm,
assistant professor of Christian Archaeology at SBF-Jerusalem.
Updated Thu, Dec 9, 1999 at 05:11 by John Abela ofm - Space by courtesy of Christus Rex
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