The Last Supper Woodcarving

The Last Supper Woodcarving

Examine the beautiful woodcarving of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper with detailed descriptions and history.

 

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The World Christian Fellowship Window

The World Christian Fellowship Window

It is 20 feet high and 8 feet wide, and has over 9,000 pieces of glass. It honors the presence of the Holy Spirit in the original upper room.

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Chapel

The international Upper Room headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee is centered around The Upper Room Chapel, which hosts thousands of visitors each year. Speakers from different denominations and countries take part in the weekly Wednesday morning worship service.

The focal point of The Upper Room Chapel is a nearly life-size woodcarving of Leonardo da Vinci's painting. The Last Supper, sculpted by Ernest Pellegrini of A. H. Davenport, Irving and Casson of Boston, MA. The woodcarving is an extraordinary work of art, created by fifty people over fourteen months' time. The carving is seventeen feet wide and eight feet high and seems to have a depth of many feet, although the greatest depth in the carving is only eight inches. The chancel of the chapel is patterned after the carving, with the ceiling, tapestries, and altar table designed to reflect the setting in Pellegrini's work.

The pulpit in the chapel, with its winding stair and canopy, has features of several significant pulpits: City Road Church in London, made famous by John Wesley; St. George's Church in Philadelphia, PA; and St. Philip's Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where Wesley preached when he was a missionary in Georgia. The front of the pulpit bears the Chi Rho, said to be the oldest monogram of Christ.

 

 

 

Wednesday Worship Services

Every Wednesday
10:45 -11:30 AM CST

1908 Grand Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37212

1-877-899-2780, Ext 7207

Chapel is wheelchair accessible.

The Alone With God prayer room is a living memorial to Dr. Grover C. Emmons, the founding editor of The Upper Room Daily Devotional Guide. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the quiet of the prayer room, to leave prayer requests that are taken daily to the Living Prayer Center and sent out to covenant prayer groups cross the USA.

The altar cherubs are patterned after Raphael's Sistine Madonna and were painted by Gonippi Raggi of Boston, MA. The center shield of the altar rail is an abreviation for Jesus name in Greek, IHCOYC.


8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST

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