Visit The Room of the Last Supper in Jerusalem

 the last supper room

 

The Last Supper Room (Coenaculum or Cenaculum) is the hall in which, according to the faith of most Christian churches, The Last Supper of Christ was held. It is called in Latin by the name of Canaculum, which means "dining room". In English, it is also sometimes called "the upper room".

The room is located on Mount Zion outside the walls of the old city of Jerusalem on the second floor above the Tomb of King David, an ordinary room with mixed construction types from the 12th,15th, and 19th century. The room of the last supper is associated with important events from the Christian tradition, such as the Auchristya, the ritual of washing the feet of the disciples set by Christ at the time of The Last Supper, the appearance of Jesus Christ after his resurrection before the apostles, and the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles on the fiftieth day since the crucifixion (the Pentecost=50 days).

There is a big debate about the room of the last supper where it's original or not, the biggest problem is the age of the building, the events of Jesus took part 2000 years ago and this room is only 800 years old, therefore its nearly impossible that the room was preserved ever since, in addition, the place was serving as a synagogue for many years

 

 Room of the last supper in jerusalem

Christians call the place Canculum - dining room, Probably already in the Byzantine period and maybe before identified the Last Supper Room at Mount Zion. the location is mentioned in Armenian literature and identified as a mysterious place with a wooden dome in witch pilgrims celebrated and worshiped.

 

CITATIONS

 

Matthew 26:17-30

On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?”He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’” 19 So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover. When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve. 21 And while they were eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.”

They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, “Surely you don’t mean me, Lord?”Jesus replied, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me. The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.”

Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, “Surely you don’t mean me, Rabbi?”Jesus answered, “You have said so.”
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”

Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the[a] covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

 

Mark 14:12-26

On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover?”
So he sent two of his disciples, telling them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him. Say to the owner of the house he enters, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples? He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there.”

The disciples left, went into the city, and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover. When evening came, Jesus arrived with the Twelve. While they were reclining at the table eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me—one who is eating with me.”They were saddened, and one by one they said to him, “Surely you don’t mean me?”

“It is one of the Twelve,” he replied, “one who dips bread into the bowl with me. The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.”While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.”
Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it.

“This is my blood of the[a] covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them.“Truly I tell you, I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

 

Acts 2:1-4

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

 THE LAST SUPPER ROOM INTERIOR

Inside the room of the last supper, you can see a mixture of Christian and Muslim elements, a Kibbalah - a traditional niche pointing the direction of prayer towards Mecca, an olive tree symbolizing the next location of Jesus after the supper, and a colon with a beautiful title of a pelican mother protecting and feeding her small chicks symbolizing Jesus protecting his disples and sacrificing himself for the sake of his witness.

 

VISITING THE ROOM OF THE LAST SUPPER

Just outside the old city walls, near the Zion Gate, the location will be seen, you have to climb just a few steps above King David's tomb.

the Cancleum is open every day from 08:00-17:00 including Saturdays and Sunday and doest have any entrance fees.