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Arab Kristians. Easter I. Station, Via Dolorosa. 

The Way of Sorrow, First Station, the Chapel of the Flagellation where tradition holds that Jesus was interrogated by Pilate. The Franciscans begin their weekly procession through the Stations of the Cross here, on Friday afternoons.


Easter in Jerusalem. First Station. This route, followed by the world's orthodox Christians, led from the Antonia fortress, where Jesus apperaed before Pilate and was condemned, out ti Calvary. “Here is your king,” Pilate said to the Jews. 15 But they shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!” “Shall I crucify your king?” Pilate asked. “We have no king but Caesar,” the chief priests answered. 16 Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified.