Video of AMS Pilgrims Visiting Sites of the Passion and Resurrection Now Available at AMS Digital Media Center

Scenes depict visits to the Garden of Gethsemane and sites of the crucifixion and resurrection

Archbishop Timothy Broglio, Auxiliary Bishop Neal Buckon and fellow priests celebrate Easter Mass at the Church of Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, Nov. 26, 2013.

Archbishop Timothy Broglio, Auxiliary Bishop Neal Buckon and fellow priests celebrate Easter Mass at the Church of Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, Nov. 26, 2013.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the occasion of Holy Week, theArchdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) is providing online availability of two short videos from Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio’s November, 2013 pilgrimage to the Holy Land, each showing the archbishop and his nearly three dozen fellow pilgrims visiting a key site tied to the passion, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

One video shows the AMS pilgrims visiting the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of Agony, which is built over the rock where Jesus is believed to have prayed and sweat blood while His apostles slept before he was handed over to be crucified.

The other video shows Archbishop Broglio giving an Easter homily at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, just a few steps from where Jesus rose from the dead.

Both videos may be accessed through the AMS Digital Media Center on the AMS website under the “Resources” tab.

In his Easter homily, Archbishop Broglio told pilgrims:

“There is not, has never been, and never will be anyone for whom the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is not sufficient for salvation; but the choice to accept this gift is left to each individual.”

The weeklong pilgrimage took place November 22-29, 2013. The 35 pilgrims gathered in Israel from various locations in the United States, South Korea, and Turkey. Among their ranks were U.S. servicemen and women and more than a dozen priests and military chaplains.