St Mark’s Chapel
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St Mark’s Chapel information
Lonely Planet review
The venerable St Mark’s Chapel is the home of the Syrian Orthodox community in Jerusalem, whose members number about 200. (There are only about three million worldwide, of whom two million are in Malahar in central India.) The Syrian Orthodox believe the chapel, on Ararat St, occupies the site of the home of St Mark’s mother, Mary, where Peter went after he was released from prison by an angel (Acts 12:12). The Virgin Mary is claimed to have been baptised here, and according to their tradition this, not the Cenacle on Mt Zion, is where the Last Supper was eaten. One thing to look out for is the painting on leather of the Virgin and Child , attributed to St Luke. The nuns here take real pride in their chapel and will probably act as an escort; with a little luck one of them may sing to you the Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic.