Glossary entry for
upper room

The "upper room" mentioned in "Avalon of the Heart", is probably a reference to the furnished, upper room from Luke 22:12, designated by Jesus as the place where he would eat his last passover, more commonly known as the Last Supper. The Last Supper is also the origin of one of the best-known accounts of the Holy Grail. "It is the vessel from which Jesus drank at the Last Supper and afterwards came into the possession of Joseph of Arimathea, who caught some of the blood that flowed from the wounds of the crucified Saviour". Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia. 3rd edition (1987).

For a very readable, detective-like story of a search for the Holy Grail check out: Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Michael Baigent, Dell paperbacks, 1983 ISBN 0440136482. $6.99.

Contributed by Micheal Ugorowski, Flint, MI USA

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