July 28, 2017

First station of the cross – Via Dolorosa - Jesus Trial.

Jesus is brought to trial in front of the Roman Perfect, Pontius Pilates at the Pretorium, located at the Antonia Fortress. Today, this site is identified as the site of the school of Al-Omaria. During his sentenc...

July 27, 2017

Second station of the cross - Via Dolorosa – The Bearing of The Cross.

The roman soldiers tortured Jesus, dressed him up and mocked him with a crown of thorns which pierced his skin while calling him “King of the Jews” they then spat on him and bowed down before him (Ma...

July 26, 2017

The Arch of Ecce Homo is located between the second and third stations of the cross.

According to tradition, the Ecce Homo Arch spans in the exact location where Pontius Pilate ordered Jesus Christ to be brought in front of the roaring crowd.

Pilate cried:''Ecce Homo'' w...

July 25, 2017

Station Three – Via Dolorosa - Jesus Falls for the First Time At this point, Jesus falls for the first time under the weight of the cross. Marking the third station is an Armenian-Catholic Church. It was built in the 15th century and was renovated in 1947 thanks to don...

July 24, 2017

Station Four – Via Dolorosa - Jesus Meets his mother Mary.

Mary was informed about what was about to happen to her son, Jesus. Even at the darkest hour, she found the strength to see her son. On the way to the Calvary, their eyes meet. Mary watches her condemned and hum...

July 23, 2017

Station Five – Via Dolorosa - Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry the cross The roman soldiers seized a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, and ordered him to carry the cross and help Jesus.

Today, the location of this event is identified as the junction of Via Dolorosa St. and Ty...

July 22, 2017

Station Six – Via Dolorosa - Veronica Wipes The Face Of Jesus.

The sixth station is marked by a small Greek Catholic chapel named ''The Holy Face''.

According to the legend, Saint Veronica met Jesus in Jerusalem, on his way to Calvary. She reached out for Jesus and wiped...

July 21, 2017

Station Seven – Via Dolorosa- Jesus Falls For The Second Time.

The weight of the cross was hard to bear and Jesus fell for the second time. The site of this event is located at the Via Dolorosa and Khan al-Zeit st. Junction. It is in the market road of the city of Jerus...

July 20, 2017

Station Eight – Via Dolorosa - Jesus and the Women of Jerusalem.

According to tradition, Jesus encountered the women of Jerusalem mourning over him.

He turned to them and said: “Daughters of Jerusalem, Weep not over me, but for yourselves weep and for your children” (Luk...

July 19, 2017

Station Nine – Via Dolorosa - Jesus Falls For The Third Time.

Almost at the end of his journey, Jesus stumbles and falls for the third time. The site of this event is identified near the entrance to the Coptic “Queen Helena” church and the Coptic patriarchy, near the Di...

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