Videos from Mount of Olives Churches. The sanctity of the Mount of Olives Jerusalem is second only to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Here at the Mount of Olives Jesus brought Lazarus back to life and at the Bethpage Church Jerusalem he started his walk toward Jerusalem. From the mountain’s western slope, at the Church of Dominus Flevit, he observed the Temple and wept over the future destruction of Jerusalem, at Pater Noster Jesus taught the Lord Prayer, and at Gethsemane Jesus spent his last night before he was taken to Jerusalem and condemned to death – The Grotto and the Church of All Nations. And eventually, Jesus ascended to heaven from the mountaintop – at the Chapel of Ascension.
Many believe that here at The Mount of Olives Jesus Return as it is written in the New Testament : “After He said this, 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)