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Gethsemane

 
 
Gethsemane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 25, 2011
1. Gethsemane Marker
Inscription.
Garden of Olives
Jesus went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to a place where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. (Gospel of John 18:1)

“Gethsemane, a place where the Savior prayed before the passion. It is at the foot of the Mount of Olives, and today the faithful eagerly go to pray there.” (Eusebius of Caesarea: end of 3rd Cent. A.D.)

Campus Florum (since 13th Cent. A.D.) – ‘Flower Garden’
Old Olive Trees venerated by Pilgrims (first mentioned in the 16th Cent. A.D.)

Basilica of the Agony
Architect Antonio Barluzzi, 1924
Then Jesus withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed, ‘Father if you are willing, remove this cup from me: yet, not my will but yours be done.’ (Gospel of Luke 22:41-42)

Archaeological Excavation: Father Gaudence Orfali. 1919
Ecclesia Elegans – ‘Beautiful Church’ (4th Cent. A.D.): wall foundations-capitals-mosaic floor
Church of Saint Savior (12th Cent. A.D.): wall foundations - opus sectile floor – altar
 
Erected by Custodia Terrae Sanctae, Ordo Fratrum Minorum – Franciscan Friars.
 
Location. 31° 
Garden of Olives image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 25, 2011
2. Garden of Olives
46.754′ N, 35° 14.378′ E. Marker is in Jerusalem, Jerusalem District. Marker can be reached from Derech Jerico (National Route 417) south of Al Mansuriya. Touch for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Absalom's Tomb (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Jehoshaphat's Cave (about 210 meters away); Ritual Baths and Water Conduits (approx. half a kilometer away); Double Gate Monumental Stairs and Observation Plaza (approx. half a kilometer away); Western Wall (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Beit Hatzofeh Lookout (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Royal Quarter (Area G) (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Large Stone Structure (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jerusalem.
 
Also see . . .
1. Gethsemane. (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Mary's Tomb. north of Gethsemane (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. Mount of Olives; Kidron Valley; Tomb of the Virgin; Roman Catholic; Russian Church of St. Mary Magdalene.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable PlacesWar, World II
 
Basilica of the Agony/Church of All Nations image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 25, 2011
3. Basilica of the Agony/Church of All Nations
Roman Catholic
Jerico Road with the Garden of Gethsemane and the Basilica behind the stone wall image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 25, 2011
4. Jerico Road with the Garden of Gethsemane and the Basilica behind the stone wall
Jerusalem: Mount of Olives image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 25, 2011
5. Jerusalem: Mount of Olives
The Basilica of the Agony/Church of All Nations, center middle
Tomb of the Virgin - north of the Basilica image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 25, 2011
6. Tomb of the Virgin - north of the Basilica
Entrance to the Basilica of the Agony/Church of All Nations image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 25, 2011
7. Entrance to the Basilica of the Agony/Church of All Nations
Church of St. Mary Magdelene (Russian Orthodox) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 25, 2011
8. Church of St. Mary Magdelene (Russian Orthodox)
Basilica of the Agony/Church of All Nations - interior image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 25, 2011
9. Basilica of the Agony/Church of All Nations - interior
Jerusalem: the Temple Mount, viewed from the Mount of Olives image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 25, 2011
10. Jerusalem: the Temple Mount, viewed from the Mount of Olives
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 916 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on July 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 11, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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