Friday, October 19, 2007

Sanctuary of Dominus Flevit: Mount of Olives, Jerusalem

Sanctuary sign

From the window of the Church you can see the Dome of the Rock

Closer view of the Dome of the Rock
Russian Orthodox Church along the Mount of Olives slopes

Jewish Cemetery as seen from the Mount of Olives

If you want a great view of Jerusalem’s Old City, then you might want to go to Mount of Olives, specifically at the Sanctuary of Dominus Flevit.

Translated as “The Lord Wept,” the church is so-called because of its tear drop shape. The tears referred to here are that of Jesus, who wept upon seeing the Second Temple as he walked toward the City, knowing its impending destruction.

Peering through the window of the Church you can see the Dome of the Rock. The Sanctuary is newly built, and just like many other Christian churches and holy sites, it is under the Fransiscan Custody of the Holy Land.

2 comments:

Julien Giudici said...

Thank you for post my pictures Bong. Jerusalem have very beautiful landscapte. I hope return quickly in Israel with Chester and you !

So long !!

Julien

Ernest-jr said...

Great to hear from you Julien. Btw, you haven't written me back..LOL It is my turn now to ask for your response to my latest email..

We'll wait for you and Sylvie..

regards,
bong