Cenacle, The First Church

Also the venue of the Last supper (acc. to christians), Cenacle is considered to be the first church of christians. Many events regarding the disciples also took here as well

Jerusalem, Palestine

Coordinates: 31.771840, 35.229312

Cenacle, also known as the “Upper Room” was the first Christian church according to Catholics.

It is a room in the David’s Tomb Compound in Jerusalem, and was traditionally held to be the site of the Last Supper. It was inside the city walls of Jerusalem, in a quarter that was home to its most affluent residents.

Other denominations believe the first church is the Church of Saint Peter.

It is believed by christians that disciples used this room as a temporary residence

Some Christian tradition says, the room was not only the site of the Last Supper (i.e. the Cenacle), it is sometimes thought to be the place where the disciples of Hz. Isa عليه اسلام stayed in Jerusalem.

The event of the Last Supper was the meal that Hz. Isa عليه اسلام shared with his disciples the night before he ascended to heaven.

Above it is the minaret of a Muslim mosque; immediately beneath it is the shrine venerated as the Tomb of Hz. Dawud عليه اسلام.

In the 16th century, after the Turks conquered Jerusalem, the room was transformed into a mosque in memory of the Hz. Dawud عليه اسلام.

Its mihrab (a niche indicating the direction of Mecca) and stained-glass windows with Arabic inscriptions remain today.

Cenacle is considered as the site where many other events described in the biblical texts took place, such as:

the washing of his disciples’ feet
the gathering of the disciples after the Ascension of Jesus
the election of Saint Matthias as the disciple

This house was also a meeting place for the followers of Hz. Isa عليه اسلام.

It was also the house to which Peter went after an angel of the allah released him from prison. (acc to christian sources)

Note: Some of the information in this article comes from Christians sources.