Saint Helen built a shrine over the Holy House in the 4th Century
As per tradition and other practices of preserving holy places in her time, Saint Helen built a shrine over the Holy House and preserved it. The saintly queen also established a shrine on the Mount of Olives!
Previous to this, the Holy House had been set aside by the Apostles for sacred usage after Our Lord’s Ascension. The Shrine was then preserved with help from the Saracens who, instead of destroying holy sites, made an income by charging Christians to retain them.