Search
 

 More From Region

 

Cities:

Garden of Gethsemane

​In Jesus’ time this garden would have been an olive grove where an olive-oil press – gethsemane in Greek – was located.

On this Page:

Visitors to of the Garden of Gethsemane are amazed when they learn that the gnarled olive trees they see could have been young saplings when Jesus came here with the disciples on that fateful night after the Last Supper (Matt. 26:36; Mark 14:32; John 18:1). Today the ancient trees rise from manicured flower beds; in Jesus’ time this would have been an olive grove where an olive-oil press – gethsemane in Greek – was located.

The impressive Church of All Nations, built in the 1920s over earlier churches, relates the events of this place in brilliantly detailed floor-to ceiling mosaics: Jesus praying alone (Mark 14:35-36); Judas’ betrayal of Jesus (Matt. 26:48); the cutting off of the ear of the High Priest’s servant (Mark 14:47).


Across the lane is a less-frequented grove, where arrangements can be made for visitors to spend a more private time of worship and contemplation.


 

 Sites & Attractions

 
The Church of the Holy Sepulcher. According to Christian tradition, the Church of the H...
Catholic church of the Benedictine Fathers, built between the years 1900-1910. Accordin...
The Room of the Last Supper – The Coenaculum. According to Christian tradition, already...
The Western Wall is the last remnant of Jerusalem’s Second Temple, which was destroyed ...
The Tombs of the Sanhedrin are located in a small park on the edge of Jerusalem’s ultra...
Christ Church, near Jerusalem’s Jaffa Gate, was the first Protestant church in the Midd...
 

 Accommodations

 
A luxury hotel located a few minutes from the Old City. The hotel's Primavera gourmet r...
Exceptional facilities, outstanding service and elegant accommodations characterize the...
Renovated hotel in the heart of the city near tourist attractions and recreation sites....
The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel is situated in the heart of modern Jerusalem, overlooking Lib...
Christian Sites