Gethsemane 3D tour

The site of Christ’s prayer of agony and capture

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Gethsemane 3D

Gethsemane 3D

The Garden of Gethsemane and Church of All Nations in Jerusalem

Visit the site where Jesus prayed in agony and where he was arrested from home! Take a 3D virtual tour of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations in Jerusalem as never seen before! Follow the guided tour or navigate yourself and explore the site believed by millions to be where Jesus was captured and brought to trial before Pilate.

Explore & learn about the story of the last days of Jesus in Jerusalem, the history of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations, objects and stories of this holy site such as:

  • The Rock of Agony —The rock upon which Jesus prayed in agony to God after the Last Supper.
  • The Garden of Gethsemane —The ancient olive trees where Jesus spent much time with his disciples.
  • The Church of All Nations —Also known as the Basilica of Agony that built over the Rock of agony.

Walk around freely, learn and experience this holy site close to the hearts of millions of Christians around the globe.

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Gethsemane in Jerusalem

Gethsemane & Church of All Nations in Jerusalem

Background & History

THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE

The Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem, located at the valley between Mount Moriah (aka the Temple Mount) and Mount Olives is one of the most important sites in Jerusalem for Christians. According to the gospels, Jesus spent much time in Gethsemane with his disciples and Gethsemane is also the site where Jesus prayed in agony and anguish on the night of his arrest by the Roman soldiers.

Gethsemane is still adorned with ancient olive trees, some of which date back to the times of Jesus. A small portion of the Garden is kept and groomed by the custodians of the Church of All Nations.

Gethsemane is Hebrew and Aramaic for “oil press”, as Gethsemane had historically been used for the manufacturing olive oil.

An open altar inside the Garden is used by almost all denominations of the Christian faith, among them: Roman Catholic, Evangelical, Protestant, Lutheran, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox and Armenian Apostolic.

CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS - THE GETHSEMANE CHURCH

The Church of All Nations in Jerusalem, officially named the “Basilica of Agony”, is situated on the lower slopes of the Mount of Olives adjacent to Gethsemane Garden. The Church of All Nations enshrines the bedrock believed to be where Jesus prayed in agony on the night of his arrest.

The church received its later name – “Church of All Nations” because of the 12 countries who contributed to the establishment of the church. The construction of the Church of All Nations was completed in 1924. The church is the third shrine that was built in the Garden of Gethsemane commemorating the Prayer of Agony of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem.

The roof of the church is comprised of twelve small domes which represent Jesus and the twelve apostles. The seal of each country which contributed to the erection of the church can be seen in the domes as well.

A gorgeous mosaic greets all who enter the Church of All Nations. The mosaic depicts the story of Jesus in Gethsemane.

Nearby is also the ‘Cave of Betrayal” or “Cave of the Apostles” where it is believed the disciples fell asleep as Jesus prayed.

Also located nearby is “Mary’s Tomb” – the site believed to be where the Virgin Mary is buried.

During the construction of the Gethsemane Church in Jerusalem, portions of a mosaic floor dating back to the Byzantine era (4th Century) was discovered. The mosaic is protected of under glass and can be seen in the southern aisle floor.

CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS - AMBIANCE AND STORY OF GETHSEMANE

The architect of the Church of All Nations, Antonio Barluzzi, aimed to convey the sorrow and night ambiance of the agony of Jesus in Gethsemane before He was arrested. The ceiling of the church is resembles the night sky with its many stars and olive tree branches conveying the feeling of seeing the night sky through the olive trees of Gethsemane. The alabaster windows allow little daylight to seep through, making the ambiance even more somber.

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Inside Gethsemane in Jerusalem

Inside Gethsemane & Church of All Nations in Jerusalem

The Last Days of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem

The Garden of Gethsemane

The Garden of Gethsemane is believed to be the place where Jesus and his disciples prayed on the night of his arrest. It is here, in the valley between the Temple Mount and the Mount of Olives, that Jesus prayed to the Lord His father, as the Roman soldiers made their way to the garden to arrest Christ and bring him to trial.

As it is written in the Gospels:

“Then Jesus came with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and said unto the disciples “Sit ye here while I go and pray yonder”.. “And while He yet spoke, lo, Judas, one of the twelve came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people. Now he that betrayed Him gave them a sign, saying, “Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is He; hold Him fast.” (Matthew 26)

Literally meaning “oil press” in Aramaic and Hebrew, Gethsemane had historically been used for the manufacturing of olive oil, a fact still evident by the ancient olive trees which adorn the valley. According to the New Testament, Jesus and his Apostles had often frequented the Valley of Gethsemane for prayer, reflection and teachings, which in turn enabled Judas Iscariot to lead the Roman troops directly to Jesus for his capture.

The Church of All Nations

The Church of All Nations is named so for it was through the joint contribution of 12 countries that the church was built. Its official name is the ‘Basilica of the Agony’ for the church enshrines the rock which is said to be the rock upon which Jesus prayed in agony on the night of his arrest.

Above the entrance to the church is a beautiful mosaic depicting Christ offering his heart to an angel and God above Him. On both His sides humbled people mourn and weep before Christ’s sacrifice.

The Church of All Nations stands above the two former churches: the 4th-century Byzantine basilica, which was destroyed in an earthquake in 746 and the 12th-century Crusader church. The Church was designed by Antonio Barluzzi, an Italian architect who designed many churches in the Holy Land.

Inside the Church of All Nations

The Church of All Nations is one of the most beautiful churches in Jerusalem. Its somber design conveys the sorrow and agony of Christ on the fateful night of his arrest. The alabaster windows allow little light to seep through thus enhancing the church’s night-blue tint.

Three apses at the far end of the Church depict scenes from this night in Gethsemane. The mosaic on the left apses represents the Kiss of Judas; the middle apse depicts Christ in agony consoled by an Angel and the third tells the story of the arrest of Jesus.

The ceiling is comprised of 12 domes dedicated to each nation who contributed to the building of the church.

During the construction of the church, a marvelous mosaic floor from the 4 th century Byzantine church was found. The architect immediately ordered the excavation of the floor and incorporated it in his design of the church. Parts of the original mosaic can be seen through a glass cover in the southern aisle of the church.

The Rock of Agony

At the far end of the church is the high point of our tour – the Rock of Agony upon which the Church was built. It is believed that upon this rock Jesus pleaded with the Lord, His father for compassion and strength to face his divine fate.

As it is written:

“And He was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, “Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done”. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground” (Luke 22)

Nearby the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations is Mary’s Tomb, where it is believed the Virgin Mary was brought to rest and the Grotto of Gethsemane also known as the ‘Cave of Betrayal’, where it is believed the disciples of Jesus slept on the night of His arrest.

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Jerusalem 3D Tours

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