Jerusalem(Grotto of Gethsemane - )

168 = The Grotto of Gethsemane
The Grotto is of irregular shape it is 17m long 9m wide and at its maximum 3.40m high.
It is the only monument that has preserved the original form which it bore in the time of Jesus Christ.
Betwen the year 1956-59 the Grotto was restored.
The entrance was widened and entirely rebuilt.In the Grotto three new alters were erected and above each one a fresco.
The central alterin the picture is surmounted by Jesus praying among His disciples.

169 = The Basilica of Gethsemane - Interior
The mosaic shows Christ in agony consoled by the angel.In front of the alter,the rock on which Christ prayed 'Father if thou art willing remove this cup from me.Nevertheless not my will but thine be done.

170 = The Church of St.Peter in Gallicantu
This church was built by the Assumptionist Fathers in the year 1931,over the traditional site of the house of the Higy Priest Caiphas.After Jesus was arrested in Gethsemane,he was brought here for his first trial,and in this house peter wept at the crowing of the cock. Matt 26:34

171 = These steps in the hillside are believed to date from the time of Christ.They lie on the left side of the church,It is possible that the feet fo Jesus trod on these very stones.

172.173 = The Chapel of the Flagellation
The chapel stands on the site where according to tradition christ was scourged.
Then Pilate therefore took Jesus and scourged him,and the soldiers platted a crown of thorns and put it in his head,and they put on him a purple robe. John 19:1-2