Sunday, April 19, 2015

Day 10 - Church of All Nations and Garden of Gethsemane -> Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum -> Hotel Prima Park, Wast Jerusalem -> Dinner at Hotel

From Mount Olives, we walked down to Garden of Gethsemane, and the Church of All Nations

Rev Quek's Notes :

The Church of All Nations, also known as the Church or Basilica of the Agony, is a Roman Catholic Church located on the foot of Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, next to the Garden of Gethsemane. It enshrines a section of bedrock where Jesus is said to have prayed before his arrest. (Mark 14:32-42)

The facade of the church is supported by a row of Corinthian columns set below a modern mosaic depicting Jesus Christ as mediator between God and man. The designer of the facade mosaic was Professor Giulio Bargellini. The church was designed by Italian architect Antoni Barluzzi and is currently held in trust by the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land.

Gethsemane (oil press) is a garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives. It is believed to be the place where Jesus prayed on the night he was betrayed (Matthew 26:36ff). There are many old, very old olive trees; some claim some of the olive trees are about 900 years old.

Eastern Wall - where Jesus entered triumpantly through the gate after descending from Mount Olives. The two gates are now blocked with muslim cementries in front. This is to prevent the prophecy of Jesus' second advent through the gates on the eastern wall. The cementries are built so that it will be deemed unclean, another prevention for Christ to enter.

Next stop was Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum


No photography allowed in the museum

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