Christine Darg visits the refurbished Upper Room on a rainy Pentecost Sunday in Jerusalem! According to a 6th-century inscription that was found at this the Monastery of St Mark’s in Jerusalem during a restoration in 1940, the church is believed to have been built on the ancient site of the house of Mary, mother of St. Mark the Evangelist (Acts 12:12) and the place of the Last Supper of Christ with His disciples. However, other Christians believe that the Last Supper was held at the nearby Cenacle on Mount Zion.
The inscription reads, “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.”