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Dominus Flevit

CMC The little teardrop Church of Dominus Flevit, halfway down the western slope of the Mount of Olives, recalls the www.seetheholyland.net/glossary/ incident in which Jesus wept over the future…More
CMC The little teardrop Church of Dominus Flevit, halfway down the western slope of the Mount of Olives, recalls the www.seetheholyland.net/glossary/ incident in which Jesus wept over the future fate of Jerusalem.
This poignant incident occurred during Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday, when crowds threw their cloaks on the road in front of him and shouted, “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”
Looking down on the city, Jesus wept over it as he prophesied its future destruction. Enemies would “set up ramparts around you and surround you, and hem you in on every side . . . crush you to the ground . . . and they will not leave within you one stone upon another; because you did not recognise the time of your visitation from God.” (Luke 19:37-44)
Within 40 years, in AD 70, Jesus’ prophesy was fulfilled. Roman legions besieged Jerusalem and, after six months of fighting, burnt the www.seetheholyland.net/glossary/ and lev
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