The day that has come to be known as Maundy Thursday is usually associated with the Last Supper, but that’s not all Jesus and is disciples did that day. Following the meal in the Upper Room, they went out to the Garden of Gethsemane for Jesus to pray. The name, Gethsemane, means “oil press” in Hebrew. It was there, in this olive grove, that he was betrayed and arrested. Gethsemane is located on the western foot of the Mount of Olives, only a short distance from Jerusalem. Beside the garden is the Church of All Nations which was built over the rock on which some believe Jesus prayed.
Have you been following the Footsteps of Jesus? Since Epiphany, each 2020 worship bulletin cover has had a picture of a location in the Holy Land that tied into that day’s Gospel reading. The pictures show the probable locations of the baptism of Jesus, his days of ministry to the people, and more. These photos will continue through to Trinity Sunday as we explore the life of Jesus and its meaning for us today. To see the rest of the photos in this series, click HERE.