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A stunningly beautiful mosaic graces the facade, one of Jerusalem's most famous landmarks, designed by Antonio Barluzzi ... More
Basilica of the Agony of the Lord
A stunningly beautiful mosaic graces the facade, one of Jerusalem's most famous landmarks, designed by Antonio Barluzzi (1924). It is believed that this is the garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed before his arrest (Mark 14:32-46). An olive grove, whose trees are said to have been grown from shoots 2,000 years old, stands next to the church. The dim interior is due to the muted light from windows made of thin sheets of alabaster. The mosaic floor exactly follows the pattern of the earlier Byzantine basilica. Look up to see the unusual designs of the ceiling. Catholic masses are held every Sunday at 6:30a (Italian), 11a (English) and 4p (Latin & Italian). Weekday masses are held at 6:30a (Italian) and 4p (Latin & Italian).
This is where Jesus prayed before his arrest. The building and its gardens are beautiful and inspiring. Olive trees that lived during the time of Christ are still flourishing here. It meant a great deal to us as Christians to reach out and touch the rock on which he prayed. The Mosaic on the front of the building is an important attraction. It's good for the eyes, it's good for the soul.
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