32 aAnd they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.
A garden spoken of in the New Testament as being near the Mount of Olives. In Aramaic, the word gethsemane means “olive press.” Jesus went to the garden on the night that Judas betrayed Him. There He prayed and suffered in Gethsemane for the sins of mankind (Matt. 26:36, 39; Mark 14:32; John 18:1; Alma 21:9; D&C 19:15–19).
This photograph of an aged olive tree was taken at a traditional site of the Garden of Gethsemane. The Savior prayed near here after leaving the upper room on the night of His betrayal.
This view looks east on the Mount of Olives. The building in the foreground marks a possible site of the Garden of Gethsemane. On October 24, 1841, Elder Orson Hyde of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles walked up the Mount of Olives and offered a prophetic prayer of dedication for the return of the children of Abraham and the building of the temple.