Maundy Thursday

9 April 2020

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 his 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.

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