This poorly maintained chapel is used by the Syriac Orthodox group, one of the six communities that control the Holy Sepulcher Church. It's dilapidated condition is mainly due to the conflict between the Syrians and the Armenians over the ownership of the room. The Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan celebrates mass here on every Sunday. Note the Syriac writings on the painting of the Virgin Mary with Jesus.The chapel preserves one of the oldest parts of the church in the form of first century tombs from the time of Jesus.
Location. Just behind (west) the Holy Sepulcher or Tomb of Jesus (Edicule) and the Coptic Orthodox Chapel.
Date: March 23, 2008; December 11, 2009 and April 2, 2010.