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This tear-shaped church was built between 1953 and 1955 on the spot where, according to tradition, Jesus wept over Jerusalem.
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Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
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One of the interesting churches on the slopes of Mount of Olives. Worth a visit, although the main highlight here is a window that looks directly onto the Dome of the Rock - a perspective that you can see from other vantage points.
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Small church with a great with of the Old Town through the main window. Seems like regular services are held upon request.
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This small church, shaped like a tear drop, is pretty to behold. There is not a lot to see inside except for its mosaic floor, but the view of the Old City outside is outstanding.
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Designed by Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi in the shape of a teardrop, the Sanctuary of Dominus Flevit recalls the incident in the Gospels where, on the first Palm Sunday, Jesus shed tears over Jerusalem's fate in the future. "Dominus Flevit" us the Latin for "the Lord
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That's the place where according to tradition Jesus cried and prophesied the destruction of Holy Temple which happened just over 30 years later. Luke 19,44 no stone will be left upon another "because you did not recognize the time of your visitation from God.”
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