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In the New Testament, a garden east of Jerusalem near the foot of the Mount of Olives. It was the scene of Jesus's agony and betrayal.


An instance or a place of great suffering.

[After Gethsemane.]
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(Bible) New Testament the garden in Jerusalem where Christ was betrayed on the night before his Crucifixion (Matthew 26:36–56)
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(gɛθˈsɛm ə ni)

1. a garden E of Jerusalem, near the brook of Kidron: scene of Jesus' agony and betrayal. Matt. 26:36.
2. (l.c.) a scene or occasion of suffering; calvary.
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nGethsemane no art, → Gethsemani no art
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[gɛθˈsɛmənɪ] nGetsemani m
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I feel ye now - I feel ye in your strength - O spells more sure than e'er Judæan king Taught in the gardens of Gethsemane! O charms more potent than the rapt Chaldee Ever drew down from out the quiet stars!
And through the air he is rushing on to his Gethsemane. And after this his crucifixion.
That dreadful night when he lay in the Garden of Gethsemane and writhed in agony until he sweat blood--do you think that he saw anything worse than he might see tonight upon the plains of Manchuria, where men march out with a jeweled image of him before them, to do wholesale murder for the benefit of foul monsters of sensuality and cruelty?
In Matthew, Mark and Luke, (often called the Synoptic Gospels), we have the narrative of events from the Upper Room, the institution of the Lord's Supper, Gethsemane, and finally Jesus' arrest.
Jesus also gave her instructions on how the faithful can offer sacrifices in reparation for the offenses inflicted on His Sacred Heart such as receiving Holy Communion every first Friday of the month, observing an hour vigil every Thursday night in memory of His agony in Gethsemane, and celebrating the Feast of the Sacred Heart every year.
It includes Heaven on Their Minds, Hosanna, the stunning rock anthem Superstar, the beautiful ballad I Don't Know How To Love Him and of course one of the most demanding solos for a male performer, Gethsemane.
However, Gen Gowon, described the news as sensational during the thanksgiving service for the 32nd annual Fresh Fire Convention of Gethsemane Prayer Ministries (GPMI) with the theme 'Jesus: Access to Greater Glory' and dedication of its Bethel Prayer Suites, Retreat and Conference Centre, at The Chapel of Light, Eleyele, Ibadan.
Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations (also known as the Basilica of the Agony) I have been to this garden and its adjacent church twice and each time I have witnessed the fervor of prayer in my fellow pilgrims.
Among the many highlights will be visits to the Dome of the Rock, walking the Stations of the Cross, the Mount of Olives, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Gardens of Gethsemane, Nazareth, Jericho, Mount Tabor, the site of Jesus' baptism by John the Baptist, and Cana.
After getting tipped off, the state authorities raided Gethsemane Cemetery in Detroit and Knollwood Cemetery in Canton, Michigan, on Wednesday.
Born in Chicago where she was an active member of Gethsemane Church, Merce also lived several years in Glendale Heights, participating in programs at St.