Mensa Christi

According to a local tradition, Jesus was said to have eaten with his disciples, after his resurrection, at a stone table in Nazareth. The "Mensa Christi" church, which in 1781 the Franciscans bought in ruins from the Muslims, conserves the stone attributed to the facts recounted by Mark: «Finally, he appeared to the eleven, as they sat at table. And he rebuked them for their incredulity and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen that he had risen again» (Mc 16,14).

The church can be visited on request and is found in the Arab souk. It was rebuilt by the Franciscans in 1861. It is surmounted by a cupola and in the apse, in place of the altar, there is the stone table in the shape of a parallelepiped, marked with various inscriptions left by worshipping pilgrims.