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.
Jesus carrying the Cross before his Crucifixion
Painting by German Artist Anton Raphael Mengs 1728-1779
14 Stations of the Cross
There are 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.
Ecce Homo Arch in Old City Jerusalem
The Fifth Station of the Via Dolorosa
The interior of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
The Seventh Station out of Fourteen on the Via Dolorosa
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.
station 5 by berthold werner
station 7 by wknight 94
ecce homo arch n/a
holy sepulchre by berthold werner
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