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Updated: Nov 26, 2022

On the last night, Jesus arrived beyond the Kidron, "to a place called Gathsemanim" (Mark 32). Jesus felt the pressure, like the crushing of the olives.

Jesus came with 11 disciples, left 8 outside, from the north, and together with three came here: Peter, James and John. He asked them not to fall asleep, turn aside to pray. He prayed - but canceled his will for God's sake: "Nevertheless, not my will, for if your will is yours" (Matthew 20:39).

When he returned he found that they had fallen asleep, and so three times. The disciples fell asleep after the meal, and Jesus scolded them: do not fall asleep, do not waste your life on the less important things, live your life and fill it with meaning. Don't let life lull you into routine. Then they returned to the eight, Judas Iscariot came and betrayed Jesus.

Gethsemane (/ɡɛθˈsɛməni/)[1] is a garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem where, according to the four Gospels of the New Testament, Jesus underwent the agony in the garden and was arrested before his crucifixion. It is a place of great resonance in Christianity. There are several small olive groves in church property, all adjacent to each other and identified with biblical Gethsemane.

“"to a place called Gathsemanim" (Mark 32)

In the church yard the olive trees are several hundred years old, the roots are maybe 2,000 years old.

The ancient olive trees in Geth Shemanim:

current church

The current church was built over the remains of the Crusader church, which was built on top of the Byzantine church.

The modern church was built in the 20s of the 20th century, with the cooperation of Catholic nations that fought against each other in the First World War, and united to build the church - an expression of Catholic unity - hence the name "Church of All Nations".

Inside the prayer hall:

The architect Berlozzi.

In the mosaic in Ephesus - Jesus prays on the stone.

On the left side - the extradition from Lux - a kiss.

On the right side - the extradition from Yochanan.

The altar is above the bedrock, where according to tradition Jesus prayed.

"Sorrow Church" - dark and dark, to illustrate the story.

The mosaic floor is similar to Byzantine, it has windows through which you can see the remains of the Byzantine floor.

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