Gethsemane (also spelled Gethsemani) was the garden where, according to the New Testament and Christian traditions, Jesus watched, prayed, and suffered for the sins of the world the night before he was crucified. According to Luke, Jesus' anguish in Gethsemane was so deep that "his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground." Gethsemane was also where Christ was betrayed by the disciple Judas Iscariot.
The garden identified as Gethsemane is located at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Located by the garden is the Church of All Nations, also known as the Church of the Agony. The ancient church was destroyed by the Sassanids in 614. The church rebuilt on the site by the Crusaders was finally razed, probably in 1219. Also on the Mount of Olives is the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Mary Magdalene with its distinct golden, onion-shaped domes (Byzantine/Russian Style). It was built by Russian Tsar Alexander III in memory of his mother.
Gethsemane is the famous spot at the feet of the Mount of Olives where Jesus was betrayed by Judas Iskariot. The Garden can be visited, there are some olive trees that are said to have witnessed the scene, they are more than 2000 years old.
Mount Olives is full with Christian sites and this is one of the firsts. The garden is beautiful, even if you are not interested in the religious significance. The olive trees here date back 2000 years ago, to the days of Jesus.
The olive trees vary between 300 and 2300 years in age - according to whom you believe. Here is the Garden of Gethsemane - identified as early as the 4th century as the site where Jesus was betrayed by Judas. The Church of All Nations is built over a much older basilica built by Theodosius I - 379-384 - some of the original mosaic floor can be seen. Focal point for the church is the rock on which Jesus is though t to have prayed prior to his arrest.
The Garden of Gethsemane is on the base of the Mount of Olives.
It is thought that this is the site where Jesus was arrested. It also houses some of the worlds oldest olive trees.
It was probably a one off, but i was approached & propositioned by a local whilst wandering alone around the garden.............Just be aware!
There are ancient olive trees here that date back 2,000 years to the time of Christ. It was in this garden the Christ, wracked with doubt about his coming destiny, finally excepted his fate. The first church built here between 379 - 384 was destroyed by an earthquake. The Crusaders built an oratory on the site, but was abandoned arount 1345. In the beginning of the 20th century a basilica was built, which protects the "Rock of Agony " and the remains of the Byzantine Mosaics left by the Crusaders.
Being in Jerusalem visit the GETHSEMANI GARDEN where Jesus Christ came after the Last Supper. Enter the Church of Agony where Jesus Christ had to make the agonizing decision. The church is rather small, semi-dark, the atmosphere is really depressing.
In the garden of Gethsemani there is a very remarkable sculpture in a wall. The sculpture is about Jesus when he had the most difficult time in his life on earth. This time was so diffucult that he sweating blood.
Right outside the Church of all nations is a little area of olive trees preserved of what was the garden of Gethsemane
These olive trees are dated between 1000-2000 years old. The garden has a prescence about it. On slopes of Mt.Olive