Hen and chickens - Dominus Flevit Church - Jerusalem, Israel
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Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ashberry
N 31° 46.679 E 035° 14.514
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Hen and chickens on altar in Church of Dominus Flevit
Waymark Code: WM14KDD
Location: Israel
Date Posted: 07/20/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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"Hen and chickens on altar in Church of Dominus Flevit

At the foot of the altar, a mosaic of a hen gathering her chickens under her wings recalls Christ’s words “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!” (Luke 13:34)

Behind the altar is a much-photographed picture window overlooking the city. The cross and chalice in its arch-shaped design focus not on the Dome of the Rock but on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi symbolised Christ’s grief over the city by designing the Dominus Flevit Church in the shape of a teardrop, with tear phials on the four corners of its dome.

The Church of Dominus Flevit was built in 1955, but occupies an ancient site. It stands on the ruins of a Byzantine church from the 5th century, dedicated to the prophetess St Anna, and in an area of tombs dating back as far as 1600 BC."
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Dominus Flevit Church
Mount of Olives
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