Dominus Flevit

Dominus Flevit

Located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Dominus Flevit (The Lord Wept) commemorates the Lord’s weeping over Jerusalem, as recorded in Luke 19. The Bible says that as Jesus gazed across the Kidron Valley into the Temple, He warned that destruction would come upon His city. He shared that the city would be ravaged. He saw ahead to a time when every stone of the majestic Temple would be thrown down until not one stone would be left upon another. He saw the current and the future condition of Jerualem and He wept. The beautiful chapel that sits on Byzantine ruins was built by the Franciscans in 1955. It was designed by architect Antonio Barluzzi. His other works include The Church of All Nations in Gethsemane, The Church of the Transfiguration on Mt. Tabor, The Church of Visitation in Ein Karem, The Church of the Angels in the Shepherds Fields of Bethlehem, and The Church at Mt. Carmel.

 

 

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