Dominus Flevit, Jerusalem

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Shaped as a teardrop, Dominus Flevit marks the spot where Christ wept over the fate of Jerusalem after he triumphantly entered the city on the first Palm Sunday. Commissioned by the Franciscans, the mid 20th-century church features a design by Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi, and occupies the site of an ancient burial ground and the ruins of an early Byzantine church. Near the entrance, you can see the floor mosaics from the earlier church, featuring floral and geometrical motifs. The window behind the altar offers scenic views of the city and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Using our custom trip planner, Jerusalem attractions like Dominus Flevit can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • July 16, 2017
    Halfway down the Mount of Olives a sign on your right hand says "Dominus Flevit" that means "The Lord Wept". This chapel is a memorial of Jesus who wept over Jerusalem. The chapel is a marvelous build...  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    The Church of Dominus Flevit is beautiful small but beautiful, was a perfect choice for the memory of everything that happened there.
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  • June 27, 2017
    The architecture of this church represents Christ's tears as he wept over the city. The site offers nice views of old Jerusalem. It's a worthwhile stop as you walk down the Palm Sunday Road.  more »
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  • June 22, 2017
    A church empty of other tourists when was visiting it, it was a quick tour when I was visiting it, because the tour guide was telling me to stay in the last. Did anyone encountered that tour guide before? The tour organizer said he was from Taiwan and our pastor said nothing about it. I feel very strange about it.
  • June 4, 2017
    A very nice and special church in Jerusalem on mount olives. This is one of two churches that the aps is directed west and not east as most churches do. This is because Jesus stood there and cried for the destruction of the Temple 40 years later.
  • November 23, 2016
    Great spot for photo! There is one spot you have to stand looking towards the old city, than it looks like the cross on the Altar is over the holy Sepulchre. It is one of the churches were the Altar looks to the west. The church is built in a form of tears. Reminding that Jesus foresaw the destruction of the temple. Important fore those who deny the connection of the temple-mount with the Jewish temple. (Luk 19,41-44)
  • January 20, 2017
    Yeshúa {יהשע} not only is completely far from this building but he also abhors and despises any religious organization that beyond being apostate is homicidal and accessary to multiple crimes against individuals and against humanity. He said about this kind of organisation: "YOU hypocrites, Isaiah aptly prophesied about YOU, when he said, ‘This people honors me with their lips, yet their heart is far removed from me. It is in vain that they keep worshiping me, because they teach commands of men as doctrines.'" This Satanic organisation will be the first the Messiah will destroy.
  • March 10, 2017
    Jesus sat here and wept over Jerusalem. Besides I saw here the crown of thorns bush from which our lord's crown was made of.

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