(Visited January 13, 2019)
This little “teardrop” Catholic church outside the walls of Old Jerusalem is called Dominus Flevit, which means “The Lord Weeps,” representing Jesus weeping about the future destruction of Jerusalem.
Here is the same window from the inside, framing old Jerusalem with the Golden Dome as a recognizable landmark.
The church is flanked on four sides with pillars, atop which are jars in the shape of teardrops.
The interior is very simple. The altar is not much more than a table and a cross, but set in front of the beautiful window overlooking Jerusalem.
Here are a few details of the interior: the dome, one of the stations of the cross, along one of the side walls.
There is a small building outside the church…
…which houses a necropolis, containing graves of Jews from the 1st to 4th centuries C.E.
There is also this plaque on an exterior wall of the church.
Ludwig’s Monday Window challenge