The Garden of Gethsemane

After the Last Supper Jesus now faces the beginning of his last few hours of life on earth.

He and his disciples go to the Garden of Gethsemane . Jesus begins to pray and the disciples fall asleep.

Jesus agonises over his fate and he sweats blood but angels minister to him.

It was here that he was betrayed by Judas Iscariot with a kiss.

The photo below shows it today.The garden itself is approximately 2000 years old, filled with olive trees and is the largest site that has been identified as Gethsemane.

Fr. Ronald Rolheiser brilliantly explains (as always!) what The Agony in The Garden is all about here

"Christianity is a condition of complete simplicity costing not less than everything."
-- T.S. Eliot


A song of doubt

Beginning in the Garden of Gethesemane if you would like to follow James Tissot's Illustrated Version Stations of the Cross click here

(Andrea Mantegna, San Zeno Altarpiece
The Agony in the Garden, 1457-1459

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claire said...

I love your TS Eliot quote. Thank you.

Fran said...


Oh, I had such a profound experience at the Church of All Nations, which is located at the Garden. One day I will write about it.

God bless you for what you do here!

Philomena Ewing said...

Thanks to both and let's hope Holy Week brings us peace joy and some blessed inspiration!!