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Way Of The Cross At Via Dolorosa

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 This Week, Christians all over the world, will begin the commemoration of Holy Week with Palm Sunday, when Jesus was welcomed in Jerusalem. It is the time of remembering Jesus Christ's passion and death on the cross. Last October, my family and I  finally walked the Via Dolorosa, the "way of sorrow" in Old Jerusalem. This whole stretch of road inside Old Jerusalem celebrates the 14 Stations of the Cross because along this route were the actual places that Jesus was sentenced, imprisoned, flagellated then carried the cross towards his final destination, his death, in Mount Calvary, known as Golgotha, now the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Christian pilgrims walk this route to pray the Way of the Cross to commemorate Jesus' suffering and death. 
Station 1: The Ecce Homo Arch is connected to the Church of Ecce Homo where Jesus was condemned by Pontius Pilate. 
Church of Flagellation where Jesus was tortured and crowned with thorns. 
  
 
Station 2: From prison, Jesus carried his cross. 
 
Station 3: Jesus Falls the first time. 
 
Station 5: Simon helps Jesus carry the cross. The wall is where Jesus placed his hands when he fell. 
 
Towards these stations, we only saw the doors as these chapels were closed for prayers and lunch break. 
 
Station 6: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus. 
 
Station 7: Jesus Falls the second time. 
 
 
Station 8: The Women weep over Jesus. 
 
Imagine Jesus Christ carried the cross up these stairs along the Via Dolorosa. 
Stations 9 to 14: Inside the Church of Holy Sepulchre where Jesus was stripped of his garments, Jesus was nailed to the cross in Cavalry and Jesus died on the cross. 
Inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre: Jesus was taken from the cross and lastly, Jesus was laid in the sepulchre. 

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  1. Its very impressive and a remarkable experience living it from there. Id like to visit it one day. Happy weekend Pamela xo

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  2. Such a lovely experience, I would like to visit Jerusalem!
    Happy Palm Sunday Pamela!
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  3. So beautiful. The elementary school I went to was called Mater Dolorosa. Very religious and we always participated in The Stations of the Cross for Holy Week. It really puts things in perspective.
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