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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- Fifth Station
Way of Sorrow- Fifth Station. – As the inscription above the door of this Franciscan chapel says, here Simon of Cyrene took the cross from Jesus and carried it on to Golgotha. This is mentioned in three Gospels, but not in that of John.
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- First Station
the Chapel of the Flagellation where tradition holds that Jesus was interrogated by Pilate. The Franciscans and Pilgrim's begin their weekly procession through the Stations of the Cross here, on Friday afternoons. This modest chapel was built on the site of a Crusader oratory. Inside are glass panel representing the scourging of Jesus (center), Pilate cleansing his hands of the blood of the innocent (left), and the liberation of Barabas (right).
The Way of Sorrow-Seventh Station
The Way of Sorrow-Seventh Station. Here the Via Dolorosa intersects the noisy bazaar, and a column marked with the Roman numerals VII indicates where Jesus fell for the second time.
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.

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