Garden of Gethsemane

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Situated on the western side of the foot of the Mount of Olives, with a soaring view from the lofty monument of the Church of all Nations, also known as the Basilica of the Agony. It apotheosize a fraction of bedrock where Jesus is said to have spent his last moments before his arrest. Some of the archaic and oldest olive trees growing in the garden are assumed to be 900 years old, some thought that there are trees here that may be almost as old as 2,000 years. Just  a stones throw away is the Russian Orthodox church of St. Mary Magdalene built by Tzar Alexander as eidetic representation of his mother. It has complex and intricate designs and awe inspiring golden onion shaped domes.

One of the most illustrious events before the crucifixion of Jesus Christ was the events that happened in the Garden of Gethsemane. The garden is one of the most prominent places at that time that is mentioned in the verity of the holy doctrines. According to the prophets Mark and Matthew, it is here that Jesus’ struggled, praying and asking God that he not have to endure the pain that he must partake and the crucifixion that was to come, but in the end, he did accept his sacrifice. After his Agony in the garden, his reward was a kiss of betrayal from Judas, and an arrest that led to his demise.

As stated by the Eastern Orthodox Church tradition, Gethsemane is also the garden where the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ was laid to eternal rest and was ascended into heaven after her dormition on the Mountains of Zion.

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Posted by Vanessa on Thursday, April 7th, 2011. Filed under Destinations. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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