Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu in Jerusalem

Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu in Jerusalem

The Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu in Jerusalem is called so for "Gallicantu" means cock's-crow in Latin. The Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu commemorates Saint Peter's triple denounciation of Jesus:

"And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice" (Mark 14:30)

The Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu is located on the eastern slopes of Mount Zion.

Within the church's courtyard is a statue depicting the events of denial. These include the major characters in the story- the Roman soldier, the cock and the woman.

Inside the church are additional mosaics with many figures from the New Testament. 

The church is run by a French order- the Assumptionist Fathers, named after Mary and her assumption into heaven. The order was established in 1887 and built its main facilities in Jerusalem in 1889.

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