Via Dolorosa is the Latin world for "Way of Grief". This is a road in Old Jerusalem, a path where Jesus was lead in agony, carrying the crucifixion cross.
Christians have been coming here on pilgrimages since early Christianity. As it is known Jerusalem Israel is a city open to all people of good faith that come to these city attracted by their believes, especially the Christians of all denominations that arrive to walk the Footsteps of Jesus.
Via Dolorosa is one of the Holiest Sites in Christianity
There is a total of 14 Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa, based on events that occurred on the way to the Golgotha Hill, the site of crucifixion, which is located at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Eight stations are marked along the old city road, while six additional stations are places in the compound of the church.
Located within the old city of Jerusalem, it starts from the place where he was tried and convicted, near the Lions gate on the eastern side where the Muslim quarter is. It ends in the crucifixion place, Golgotha, where the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is located in the west side of the old city or Christian quarter.
Fourth Station of the Via Dolorosa in Old Jerusalem
Pilate brought Jesus outside and said to the people, "Look at your king!". At this they shouted, "Away with him! Crucify him!” then Pilate handed Jesus over to be crucified.
Jesus was led away and carrying the Cross by himself went out to what is called the Place of the Skull, Golgotha.
Jesus emptied himself and took the form of a slave being born in the likeness of men. He humbled himself, to Death and a Cross.
Simeon said to Mary his mother: "This child is destined to be the downfall and the rise of many in Israel, a sign that will be opposed. And you yourself shall be pierced with a sword, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be laid bare."
Sixth Station of this important Site
Procession of Easter Week following the cross in Old Jerusalem
After carrying his Cross, Jesus came to the Place of the Skull (in Hebrew, Golgotha). There they crucified him and two others with him.
Jesus said, "I thirst!" and they gave him wine. "It is finished"!" he cried, and gave up his spirit.
When the soldiers came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. But one of the soldiers thrust a lance into his side, and blood and water flowed out.
Fourteen Station Jesus is nailed to the Cross
Joseph of Arimethea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus, and wrapped it in perfumed oils. Then he buried Jesus in a tomb close at hand.
Via Dolorosa is one of the most sacred sites in Christianity. Pilgrims arrive here from all over the Planet in praise for the Lord as part of their Holy Land Tours.
Images for via dolorosa
Via sign by peter van der sluij
# 6 by konrad summers
# 4 by britchi mirela
procession by or tsfati
procession by zeh finger
jesus nailed by william blake the morgan library
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