Church of Dominus Flevit
This small church is located half-way down the Mount of Olives, on the traditional route of Jesus’ Palm Sunday procession. The church was built in 1955 on the ruins of a previous, Byzantine, church and traditionally recalls the place where Jesus wept over the City of Jerusalem. There are some fine mosaics to view and the orientation of the church has been reversed so that the congregation can look through a beautiful window behind the altar to see the city beyond.
There is a large balcony outside the church where groups can stand to take in the magnificent views of the Old City; this is best done in the morning with the sun behind you. Here provides a wonderful opportunity to see the distances involved in the last days of Jesus before his crucifixion and to put the gospels into a geographical context.