This Holy Week, take a virtual tours of Jerusalem, from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Every Holy Week, in order to draw closer to Jesus in the days before his Crucifixion and glorious Resurrection, Christians gather in church to hear the Gospel readings describing his Passion. This year, during the coronavirus pandemic, as so many of us are not able to go to leave our homes, we must accompany Jesus on our own. With spiritual reading and live-streamed Masses and meditations, this Holy Week has every promise of being a fruitful one.
But thanks to these virtual tours from holy sites in Jerusalem, we can draw even closer to Jesus, as he prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, walked the Via Dolorosa, and finally was crucified at Golgotha. Even though we wish we could go to church, this most demanding Lent may indeed be remembered as the best Lent ever.
Garden of Gethsemane
Take a virtual tour, using Google Map’s street view mode, of the site of Jesus’ arrest the night before his crucifixion. It was here, at the foot of the Mount of Olives, that Jesus went to pray and underwent the agony before his betrayal and arrest.