Basilica of the Agony (Garden of Gethsemane)

Antonio Barluzzi

(1884-1960) They call me the “Architect of the Holy Land.” If you plan to visit the Christian holy sites in David’s Land, you’ll surely encounter many of my works. Of course I’m Italian. I was born in Rome. After obtaining a degree in engineering, I spent several years working with my brother, Giulio, on building […]

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Peter the Apostle

(? – 67 CE ?) I’m a fisherman from a town called Bethsaida on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. Peter’s only one of my names. I’m also known as Simon. When Jesus called me to be his apostle, he added Cephas to my name. Along with my colleagues James and John, I […]

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Basilica of the Agony – Church of All Nations (Garden of Gethsemane)

Basilica of the Agony

The Basilica of the Agony enshrines a large slab of rock in the Garden of Gethsemane that is believed to be where Jesus prayed on the night of his arrest.

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