Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, Jerusalem. Constructed probably on the site of the house of the high priest Caiaphas, in the 30s of last century
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This church, pleasantly modern in appearance, was constructed in the thirties of last century for the Assumptionist Fathers. It is very probable that the house of the high priest Caiaphas once stood on this site, even if no support for this belief has been found by archaeological explorations, which, however, have revealed the remains of an ancient Byzantine basilica.
The curious name of the church recalls the denial of Peter, as recounted in the Gospels: “Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. and immediately the cock crew. And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly” (Matthew, XXVI 74-75).