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Passion of the Christ - THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE

This photo—by Tango7174—depicts the Garden of Gethsemane, at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, as it appeared on November 16, 2012. Image online via Wikimedia Commons; click on it for a better view. License: CC BY-SA 4.0

 

After dinner, Jesus spent time talking and praying with his 11 remaining disciples. Leaving the upper room, the group went to a place outside the city of Jerusalem, across the Kidron Valley, called the Mount of Olives. They would have seen a stunning view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives.

A peaceful garden surrounding an olive grove stood nestled on the mount. Called the Garden of Gethsemane, its name came from the Hebrew Gat Shemen, meaning "olive press".

When he arrived at the Garden, Jesus asked His disciples to wait and keep watch as he prayed a short distance away. In great anguish, Jesus prayed he would not have to suffer the horror He knew was just ahead. As his disciples slept, He pleaded:

Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will but Yours be done.

After he finished praying, Jesus asked his disciples why they had fallen asleep. In the meantime, Judas led a band of men into the Garden.  Their purpose was to arrest Jesus.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5189stories and lessons created

Original Release: Feb 01, 2004

Updated Last Revision: Jul 05, 2019


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