MK 14:26 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. MK 14:27 “You will all fall away,” Jesus told them, “for it is written: ” `I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ MK 14:28 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.” MK 14:29 Peter declared, “Even if all fall away, I will not.” MK 14:30 “I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “today–yes, tonight–before the rooster crows twice you yourself will disown me three times.” MK 14:31 But Peter insisted emphatically, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.” And all the others said the same.
The entrance to the church is from a parking lot which is located above the main level of the church. In the courtyard is a statue that depicts the events of the denial and include its main figures; the cock, the woman, and the Roman soldier. The inscription includes the biblical passage; But he denied him, saying “Woman, I know him not”! (Luke 22:57)