Garden of Gethsemane

We continue to follow in Jesus’ footsteps down Palm Sunday Way into the Kidron Valley, passing vendors and beggars going downhill to the Garden of Gethsemane.

Palm Sunday Way into the Kidron Valley on foot

Soon we arrive at the Garden of Gethsemane, near the bottom of the Mount of Olives.

Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He … began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” (Matt. 26:36-38)

Olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane

The olive trees here have root systems that date back to the time Jesus was here.