Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane - Altoona, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu
N 40° 27.235 W 078° 24.759
17T E 719398 N 4481354
Quick Description: A statue of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane at Alto Reste Park Cemetery in Altoona, PA
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 9/12/2022 5:21:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM16PPN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
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Long Description:
This statue of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane is located at Alto Reste Park Cemetery on Plank Road in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The statue is at the end of a sidewalk, on a walled-in patio surrounded by a garden.

The statue depicts when Our Lord Jesus Christ spent time praying in the Garden of Gethsemane after the last supper, just before His betrayal by Judas Iscariot and His arrest. This time in prayer was recorded in all four gospels (Matthew 26:36-46, Mark 14:26-42, Luke 22:39-46, John 18:1).

According to St. Matthew's Gospel:

"Then Jesus came with them into a country place which is called Gethsemani; and he said to his disciples: Sit you here, till I go yonder and pray. And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to grow sorrowful and to be sad. Then he saith to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death: stay you here, and watch with me. And going a little further, he fell upon his face, praying, and saying: My Father, if it be possible, let this chalice pass from me. Nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. And he cometh to his disciples, and findeth them asleep, and he saith to Peter: What? Could you not watch one hour with me? Watch ye, and pray that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh weak. Again the second time, he went and prayed, saying: My Father, if this chalice may not pass away, but I must drink it, thy will be done. And he cometh again and findeth them sleeping: for their eyes were heavy. And leaving them, he went again: and he prayed the third time, saying the selfsame word. Then he cometh to his disciples, and saith to them: Sleep ye now and take your rest; behold the hour is at hand, and the Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise, let us go: behold he is at hand that will betray me."
Associated Religion(s): Christian

Statue Location: Alto Reste Park

Entrance Fee: None

Artist: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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