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COUNTRIES, CULTURES, HISTORY / Israel, Holy Land, Palestina / Christians / The Via Dolorosa, The Way of Sorrow


Legend has it that almost immediately after the crucifixion of Jesus, his followers began to retrace his steps to Calvary. The term –Via Dolorosa- The Way of Sorrow was popularized in the 16th century and its fourteen stations were standardized by the Franciscans during the 19th century. The Way of the Cross, Via Dolorosa or Via Crucis designates a stretch of road between the Antonia fortress and Golgotha, along which Jesus Christ walked bowed under the weight of the Cross. The name dates from the sixteenth century, although the custom of retracing Jesus' steps to Golgotha began in the early centuries of Christianity.


 

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The Way of Sorrow- Sixth Station
The Way of Sorrow, Sixth Station. Church of St. Veronica. The Armenian Orthodox church here recalls Veronica who wiped the brow of Jesus with her veil. The impressions of His face remained on the veil which has been kept in St. Peter’s since 707. Inside the church is the tomb of St. Veronica.
The Way of Sorrow-Third Station
The Way of Sorrow, Third Station – A small chapel built by Polish Catholic cavalrymen marks the spot where Jesus fell for the first time. The chapel belongs to the Armenian Catholic Patriarchate.
The Way of Sorrow- Eight Station
The Way of Sorrow- Eight Station. A small plaque with a cross on the wall marks the place where Jesus met his pious women of Jerusalem and told them, “Don’t weep for me, daughters of Jerusalem, but yourselves and your children.” st. Luke
The Way of Sorrow- Ninth Station
The Way of Sorrow- Ninth Station –A column near the Ethiopian monastery shows the place where Jesus fell for the third time.
The Way of Sorrow- Fourth Station
Way of Sorrow- Fourth Station. The meeting between Jesus and his mother is commemored by a small oratory with an exquisite lunette over the antrance, adorned by a bas- relif carved by the Polish artist Zieliensky.

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The Way of Sorrow- First Station
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The Way of Sorrow- Fourth Station
The Way of Sorrow- Fifth Station
The Way of Sorrow- Sixth Station
The Way of Sorrow-Seventh Station
The Way of Sorrow- Eight Station
The Way of Sorrow- Ninth Station