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Mt. of Olives Overview Tour: Chapel of Ascension, Pater Noster Church, Dominus Flevit, Gethsemane


Mt. of Olives Overview Tour: Chapel of Ascension, Pater Noster Church, Dominus Flevit, Gethsemane

See the major events from the Bible that have taken place, and are prophesied to take place in the future on the Mt. of Olives.
The Mount of Olives is located just opposite the Temple Mount on the east side of Old City Jerusalem.
Historical Background
1. The Mount of Olives has played a significant role in the Bible.
2. It is from where Christ ascended back to heaven.
3. It is where Christ, along with all believers, will return to at Christ’s second coming.
Places of Interest
1. Kidron Valley (Valley of Jehoshaphat)
2. Garden of Gethsemane
3. Mary’s Tomb (mother of Jesus)
4. Church of Mary Magdalene
5. Church of Dominus Flevit (where Christ wept over Jerusalem)
6. Triumphal Entry Path
7. Bethphage (beginning place of the Triumphal Entry on the backside of the Mount of Olives)
8. Tomb of Lazarus (backside of the Mount of Olives)
9. 3,000-year-old cemetery with 150,000 Gravesites
10. Chapel of the Ascension (where Christ ascended to heaven and will return to at His second coming)
11. Pater Noster Church (where Christ taught the Lord’s Prayer)
12. Absalom’s Monument
13. Tomb of the Prophets (Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi)

Dominus Flevit Church Mount Olives - The Lord Wept

Today we are visiting the Dominus Flevit Church Mount Olives where The Lord Wept. When Jesus during his procession to Jerusalem has reached this point where it is today the Dominus Flevit Church Jerusalem, he sees the breathtaking sights of the Temple Mount and Jerusalem at his feet. At this moment Jesus seized by dreadful premonition of the complete destruction of Jerusalem and its people and weep over it. A fairly accurate description of the actual destruction of the Second Temple uttered about 40 years later on.
At this point we have today the Franciscan Church Dominus Flevit Jerusalem which was designed by the famous Italian Architect Antonio Barluzzi and was built between 1953 and 1955.
The Chapel of Dominus Flevit Jerusalem is built in the shape of a Greek Cross but in order to give the church a unique touch, Barluzzi designed the Dome of the church in the shape of a tear and also added phials on the corners as the women of antiquity used to catch and store tears -Symbolizing Jesus tears as he sees the destruction of Jerusalem.
Now let's enter the Sanctury Dominis Flevit Jerusalem. As you can see, what is unique about this church structure is that the apse is facing to the West instead of to the East, and a large window in the western wall, framing the view like a beautiful landscape painting. Now when a priest is conducting a Mass, he stand in the same direction as Jesus did when he mourned Jerusalem's fate.

The current Dominus Flevit the Lord wept church stands on the ruins of a 7th-century church, some mosaics of which still remain and embedded in the floor of the current church.
Below the altar which is facing the Old city there is a mosaic picture of a hen and her chicks echoing Jesus' worlds:
....I have longed to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing (Luke 13:34).

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A Day TOUR at Mount of Olives where we shall visit:
- Chapel of Ascension
- Church of the Pater Noster
- Church of Dominus Flevit
- Church of Mary Magdalene
- Gethsemane
- Church of All Nations
- Grotto of Betrayal
- Tomb of Mary

Triumphal Entry, Jerusalem: Mt. of Olives, Dominus Flevit Church, Zech. 9:9, Matthew 21:7–9, Israel

See a video about the Triumphal Entry and the Church of Dominus Flevit which is the place where Christ wept over Jerusalem. See in what way Christ weeps for us today.
1. The Triumphal Entry was a major event in the life of Jesus wherein He entered Jerusalem on the Sunday before He would be crucified (Friday the Passover) and rise from the dead the following Sunday.
2. This event was designed by Christ to broadcast to the Nation of Israel that He was their Passover Lamb.
3. It is also referred to as Palm Sunday because palm branches were laid on the road as Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey.
4. It would mark Christ’s last days of intensive teaching and condemnation of the Jews for rejecting Him and His message.
5. It would be the beginning of Christ’s last week on earth.
6. The Dominus Flevit Church was built in 1953 to commemorate this important event.
7. The current church stands on the ruins of a 6th-century Byzantine church. Some mosaics of the church still remain.
8. Dominus Flevit is Latin and means, “the Lord wept.”

Tour of Dominus Flevit and Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem. Tour guide: Zahi Shaked

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We spent a few hours exploring The Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, We started at the top and walked down visiting all major stops along the way. Turns out it was one of the most memorable days of the trip.

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Dominus Flevit church (the Lord has wept), Mount of Olives, Jerusalem

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My name is Zahi Shaked
In 2000 I became a registered liscenced tourist guide.
My dedication in life is to pass on the ancient history of the Holy Land.

Following upon many years of travel around the world, which was highlighted by a very exciting emotional and soul-searching meeting with the Dalai Lama, I realized that I had a mission. To pass on the the history of the Holy Land, its religions, and in particular, the birth and development of Christianity.

In order to fulfill this calling in the best way possible, I studied in depth, visited, and personally experienced each and every important site of the ancient Christians. I studied for and received my first bachelors degree in the ancient history of the Holy Land, and am presently completing my studies for my second degree.(Masters)

Parralel to my studies, and in order to earn a living, I was employed for many years in advertising. What I learned there was how to attract the publics attention, generate and, increase interest, and assimilate information. All this I use as tools to describe, explain and deepen the interest in the sites that we visit. From my experience, I have learned that in this way, the Holy Land becomes more than just history, and that the large stones that we see scattered about in dissaray, join together one by one until they become - a Byzantine Church. This also happens when I lead a group of Pilgrims in the Steps of Jesus. We climb to the peak of Mount Precipice, glide over the land to the Sea of Galilee, land on the water and see the miracle which enfolds before us. This is a many faceted experience. Not only history which you will remember and cherish, but an experience which I hope will be inplanted in your hearts and minds, and will accompany you all the days of your life.

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Here Jesus wept over the future fate of Jerusalem - Dominus Flevit Church, Mount of Olives

כנסיית דומינוס פלוויט אחת הכנסיות החביבות עלי בהר הזיתים ירושלים
Dominus Flevit is a Roman Catholic church located on the Mount of Olives immediately facing the Old City of Jerusalem. Dominus Flevit, which translates from Latin as The Lord Wept, was fashioned in the shape of a teardrop to symbolize the tears of Christ. Here, according to the 19th chapter of the Gospel of Luke, Jesus, while walking toward the city of Jerusalem, becomes overwhelmed by the beauty of the Second Temple and predicting its future destruction, and the diaspora of the Jewish people, weeps openly. (Luke 19:37-42)

One of the newest churches in Jerusalem, Dominus Flevit sits atop an ancient site. During construction of the sanctuary archaeologists uncovered artifacts dating back to the Canaanite period, as well as tombs from both the Second Temple and Byzantine eras.

The site of Christ's weeping was unmarked until the Crusader era. It was during this time that people began commemorating the site. Eventually a small chapel was built there. After the fall of Jerusalem in 1187, the church fell into ruin. In the early sixteenth century a mosque or madrasah existed at the site, presumably built by the Turks, from the remains of the earlier church, although the exact use is disputed. This place was known as el Mansouriyeh (The Triumphant) and also el Khelweh (The Hermitage). The Franciscans were unable to obtain the ruins, so, in 1891 they purchased a small plot of land nearby and built a small chapel there. In 1913 a small private home was built in front of the Franciscan chapel by one Miss Mellon. This home eventually passed to the Sisters of St. Joseph, who eventually sold it to a Portuguese woman. In 1940, the Benedictine Sisters, being in financial hardship, sold a part of the property to the Franciscans, the old boundary wall was moved at this time to make the division. The sisters were not content with the quality of this wall and in 1953 the Franciscans began construction of a more suitable one. While digging the foundations for the wall workers unearthed ancient tombs. Excavations imemdiately began at the site, led by Fr. Bellarmino Bagatti, OFM.

A late bronze era tomb from the Canaanite period, as well as a necropolis used from 136 BC to 300 AD were discovered. The necropolis spanned two separate periods, characterized by differing tomb styles. The earlier Second Temple era tombs were of the Kokhim style. While the Byzantine era section was composed of tombs with arcosolium from the 3rd and 4th centuries AD. A Byzantine monastery from the 5th century was also discovered. Mosaics from this monastery still remain at the site. The current church was designed and constructed between 1953 and 1955 by the Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi and is currently held in trust by the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land.

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Mount of Olives - Church of The Ascension, Jerusalem

הר הזיתים - כנסיית העלייה של ישו לשמיים

The Chapel of the Ascension, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem

כנסיית העלייה, כיפת העלייה או מסגד העלייה הם שמות שונים לכנסייה על הר הזיתים המשמרת את זיכרון עלייתו של ישו לשמים ארבעים יום לאחר תחייתו. מאז הכיבוש המוסלמי של צלאח א-דין נמצאת הכנסייה בידיים מוסלמיות אם כי מאפשרים לנוצרים לבקר במקום ואף לערוך בו פולחן.

A sacred chapel on Mt Olives, where according to tradition is the site where Jesus ascended to heaven 40 days after resurrection. The octagon shaped Dome, built in the center of an enclosed yard, was built over earlier Byzantine and Crusaders period structures

When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.
- Luke 24:50-51

He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. Men of Galilee, they said, why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.
- Acts 1:9-11

Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel (10 Day DIY trip to Holy Land)

Mount of Olives, one of three hills on a long ridge to the east of Jerusalem, is the location of many biblical events. On Day 2 of trip to Israel, we visited Mount of Olives and churches including Dome/Chapel of the Ascension, Dominus Flevit, Church of Pater Noster, Tomb of Prophets, Garden of Gethsemane, Church of All Nations and Mary’s Tomb.
Significance of Mount of Olives in The Bible
The daily route Jesus took in and out of the city passed over the Mount of Olives. From ancient times the revered rise overlooking Jerusalem from east was seen with importance.

The Mount of Olives is a mountain ridge east of and adjacent to Jerusalem’s Old City.

It is named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes.

The Mount has been used as a Jewish cemetery for over 3,000 years and holds approximately 150,000 graves, making it central in the tradition of Jewish cemeteries.
There are totally 7 churches and thousands of tombs in the Mount of Olives and the view of Jerusalem old city from Mount of Olives is the best. When touring the Mount of Olives, it’s best to drive to the top and work your way down, since the climb from the lowest point to the top is quite steep.

The Mount of Olives is frequently mentioned in the New Testament as part of the route from Jerusalem to Bethany and the place where Jesus stood when he wept over Jerusalem.

Pater Noster Church Jerusalem


A Video Tour to the Pater Noster Church Jerusalem. This place assocaite with the Lord's Prayer Catholic since Pater Noster is the Lord's Prayer in Latin


SUBSCRIBE: - Let's go for a tour of The Church of All Nations, also known as the Church or Basilica of the Agony, is a Roman Catholic church located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, next to the Garden of Gethsemane. It enshrines a section of bedrock where Jesus is said to have prayed before his arrest. .
Jerusalem is a city in the Middle East, located on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. It is one of the oldest cities in the world, and is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
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From here Jesus ascended to heaven - Mount of Olives - Chapel of the Ascension, Jerusalem

Chapel of the Ascension
The Ascension Ædicule
Basic information
Location At-Tur, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem
Affiliation Christian, Islamic
District At-Tur
Country State of Palestine, Israel
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Under Islamic jurisdiction
Architectural description
Architectural style Romanesque
Completed First church c. 390; current chapel: c. 1150
The Chapel of the Ascension (Hebrew: קפלת העלייה‎ Kapelat ha-Aliyya, Greek: Εκκλησάκι της Αναλήψεως, Ekklisáki tis Analípseos) is a shrine located on the Mount of Olives, in the At-Tur district of Jerusalem. Part of a larger complex consisting first of a Christian church and monastery, then an Islamic mosque, it is located on a site the faithful traditionally believe to be the earthly spot where Jesus ascended into Heaven forty days after his resurrection. It houses a slab of stone believed to contain one of his footprints. The Status Quo, a 250-year old understanding between religious communities, applies to the site
Shortly after the death and resurrection of Jesus, early Christians began gathering in secret to commemorate his Ascension at a small cave on the Mount of Olives.[3] The issuance of the Edict of Milan by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in 313 made it possible for Christians to worship overtly without fear of government persecution. By the time of the pilgrim Egeria's travels to Jerusalem in 384, the spot of veneration had been moved to the present location, uphill from the cave,[3] which had been integrated into the Constantinian Church of Eleona, dedicated by then just to Jesus' teachings about good and evil (Matthew 24:1-26:2).[4] Egeria witnessed the celebration of the Ascension at an open hillock near the cave.[5] The first church was erected there a few years later, sometime before 392, by a lady from the imperial family, Poimenia.[5]

Tradition on the other hand, holds that Saint Helena, mother of Constantine I, travelled to the Holy Land between 326 and 328 and that during her pilgrimage she identified two spots on the Mount of Olives as being associated with Jesus' life - the place of his Ascension, and a grotto associated with his teaching of the Lord's Prayer - and that on her return to Rome she ordered the construction of two sanctuaries at these locations.[citation needed]

According to legend, during the 5th century Saint Pelagia of Antioch lived here as a hermit and penitent in a grotto.
The first complex constructed on the site of the present chapel was known as Imbomon (Greek for “on the hill”). It was a rotunda, open to the sky, surrounded by circular porticos and arches. In 390 AD, Poimenia, a wealthy and pious Roman aristocratic woman of the imperial family financed the addition of a Byzantine style church at the site of Helena's original construction.[6][dubious – discuss]

The second sanctuary at this general location, also Byzantine in design, was called Eleona Basilica (elaion in Greek means olive garden, from elaia olive tree, and has an oft-mentioned similarity to eleos meaning mercy).[dubious – discuss] This shrine was built on the sacred grotto where Jesus is said to have taught his disciples to pray the Our Father. The original 4th century church, known today as the Church of the Pater Noster was partially reconstructed in the early 20th century but remains unfinished.

Most of these churches and their surrounding structures on the Mount of Olives were destroyed by the armies of the Persian Shah Khosrau II during the final phase of the Byzantine-Sassanid Wars in 614.
It was subsequently rebuilt in the late 7th century. The Frankish bishop and pilgrim Arculf, in relating his pilgrimage to Jerusalem in about the year 680, described this church as a round building open to the sky, with three porticoes entered from the south. Eight lamps shone brightly at night through windows facing Jerusalem. Inside was a central edicule containing the footprints of Christ, plainly and clearly impressed in the dust, inside a railing. The reconstructed church was eventually destroyed, and rebuilt a second time by the Crusaders in the 12th-century. This final church was eventually destroyed by the armies of Salah ad-Din, leaving only a partially intact outer 12x12 meter octagonal wall surrounding an inner 3x3 meter shrine, also octagonal, called a martyrium or edicule. This structure still stands today
After the fall of Jerusalem in 1187 the ruined church and monastery were abandoned by the Christians, who resettled in Acre. During this time Salah ad-Din established the Mount of Olives as a waqf entrusted to two sheikhs, al-Salih Wali al-Din and Abu Hasan al-Hakari. This donation was registered in a document dated 20 October 1188.[8] The chapel was converted to a mosque, and a mihrab installed in it. Because the vast majority of pilgrims