(Hebrew: gat, press; semen, oil)

Plot of ground on the Mount of Olives, beyond the ravine of the brook Cedron, where Jesus spent much time with His disciples (John 18), suffered His agony (Mark 14; Luke 22), and was taken prisoner by the Jews (Mark 14). Tradition places the tomb of the Blessed Virgin in the Valley of Gethsemani, near the Cedron.

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