Built in 1924 on the traditional site of the Garden of Gethsemane, the Basilica of the Agony enshrines a section of bedrock identified as the place where Jesus prayed alone in the garden on the night of his arrest.
Is the Church of All Nations Catholic?
The Church of All Nations sits on the Mount of Olives, near the Garden of Gethsemane. Also known as the Basilica of the Agony, it is a Roman Catholic church and is overseen by the Custody of the Holy Land, a Franciscan order, on behalf of the Vatican.
Who was in the Garden of Gethsemane with Jesus?
Jesus goes with his disciples to the Garden of Gethsemane, an olive tree plantation. Jesus takes Peter, James and John (his inner circle of disciples) further into the garden with him.
What did Jesus say in the Garden of Gethsemane?
In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus utters his agonizing prayer, “Abba, Father, for you all things are possible; remove this cup from me; yet, not what I want, but what you want.”
Why did Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane?
He went to tell the Jewish leaders where Jesus was. The Savior asked Peter, James, and John to go with Him into the garden. He asked them to wait while He went to pray. Jesus knew He needed to suffer for the sins of all people.
What is the Rock of Agony?
The Church of All Nations officially named the Basilica of the Agony, is located at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem next to the Garden of Gethsemane. In front of the high altar is a flat outcrop of rock which a long christian tradition identifies as the rock of agony where Jesus prayed.