The second Lenten pilgrimage took place in Gethsemane: Journeying with Jesus in the sanctuaries of passion in Jerusalem.
The second Lenten pilgrimage, Journeying with Jesus in the sanctuaries of passion in Jerusalem made stops at Gethsemane.
The evangelists Matthew and Mark denote Gethsemane as the place where the drama of the Passion of the Lord truly begins: human frailty expressed by this moment of sorrow and distress emerges from Christ’s prayer.
For the Eucharistic celebration, the guardians friars of the basilica, gathered together along with various priests and local Christians. The Mass was celebrated by Father Donaciano Paredes and the homily was given by Father Matteo Monari.
Jesus reminded his sleeping disciples to pray so they would not “fall into temptation.” This teaching is also contained in the Lord’s Prayer: praying the Father not to abandon his children in the moment of temptation, and asking Him to give them strength to overcome temptation.
The evangelist Matthew tells of the greeting of Judas, followed by the kiss: it was a customary form of greeting in the Eastern populations, and indicated a close relationship of friendship.