Dominus Flevit, translates to “The Lord Wept” from Latin and is a Catholic Franciscan church you will visit during your holy land tour in Israel. It’s located on the foot of Mount of Olives, where according to the 19th chapter of the Gospel of Luke, Jesus wept on his way walking toward the city of Jerusalem, overcome by the sight of the Second Temple and predicting it’s destruction (Luke 19:37-42). The church was constructed as a shape of a teardrop to symbolize the tear of Jesus.
A holy land travel trip to Israel is not complete unless you visit Jerusalem, known as the city chosen by God, and by the Israeli’s as the Golden City. Enjoy an incredible panoramic view of the city from the Mount of Olives, where the Lord ascended into heaven. Walk the stations of the Cross on the Via Dolorosa, Visit the Holy Sepulchre, learn about the Israeli government in the Knesset, and experience the Memorial to the Holocaust.