Jerusalem’s Old City

Jerusalem’s Old City houses the site of The Last Supper, the final meal shared by Jesus and his disciples in an upper room in Jerusalem. The Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) and the early traditions of the church affirm that the Last Supper occurred on Passover. According to the biblical account, Jesus sent two disciples to prepare the meal and met with all the disciples in the upper room. He told them that one of them would betray him. After blessing bread and wine and giving it to them to eat and drink, Jesus told them that it was his body and his blood of the Covenant.

King David’s tomb with a small temple- Historians, archaeologists, and Jewish religious authorities do not consider the site to be the actual resting place of King David. It occupies the ground floor of a former church, whose upper floor holds the “Upper Room,” traditionally identified as the place of Jesus’ Last Supper and the original meeting place of the early Christian community of Jerusalem. Due to Israeli Jews being unable to reach holy sites during the Jordanian annexation of the West Bank, the compound was promoted as a place of worship, and the roof of the building was sought for its views of the Temple Mount and thus became a symbol of prayer and yearning. 

Kissing the prayer book is a tradition, and this place is special!

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