Station Ten – Via Dolorosa - Jesus is stripped of his garmentsPrior to his crucifixion, Jesus was stripped of his garments.The site of this event is identified within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre’s courtyard, at the east of the Church’s entrance, right at the bottom of Chapel of the Franks. On the crusader façade of the church of the Holy Sepulchre stretches a stairway that reaches an exterior elevated chapel, traditionally marking the tenth station of the cross. In this
Station Eleven – Via Dolorosa - Jesus is Nailed To The Cross. Jesus was taken up to Golgotha, where his hands were nailed to the cross. This station is located on the hill of Golgotha, at The Calvary, inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The main mosaic at this station depicts Jesus nailed to the cross with Mother Mary and Maria Magdalene standing beside her. #holysepuclhrechurch #wayofthecross
Station Twelve – Via Dolorosa - Jesus Dies On the Cross. According to tradition, at his last breath, Jesus looked to the sky and said: ‘’forgive them, father, for they know not what they do’’ (Luke 23, 34). Afterwards, Jesus is crucified and dies on the cross. Tradition tells that Adam was buried underneath the rock of Golgotha and that Jesus’ blood dripped onto Adam’s skull, therefore absolving humanity of all its sins including Adam’s original sin. This site is identified a
Station Thirteen – Via Dolorosa - Jesus is taken down From the Cross. After uttering his last words “My God, My God, Why have you forsaken me?” Jesus’ soul departed from his body, and his body was taken down from the cross and placed in the hands of his mother. The Thirteenth Station is commemorated inside the church of The Holy Sepulchre at the Latin altar of ‘’Our Lady of Sorrows’’. #wayofthecross #holysepuclhrechurch
Station Fourteen – Via Dolorosa - Jesus is Laid in The Tomb. By the late hours of Friday night, Jesus was removed from the cross. The Sabbath was getting closer and soon it will be forbidden to bury the body. A man by the name of Joseph of Arimathea offers Mother Mary to use his own tomb. Jesus is taken to the tomb. Jesus’ body was anointed with oil, embalmed, dressed in burial shrouds and prepared for burial.According to tradition, three days after his burial, Mary, Jesus’ m
Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel and is considered a holy city in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.Over 3000 years of history can be found here including holy sites such as the‘Stations of the Cross’ – believed by Catholics and Orthodox to be the path taken by Jesus on his way to crucifixion, the Garden Tomb – where protestant sand Anglicans believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected, the famous Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa mosque where it is believed
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the holiest church in Catholic Christianity. Also known as the Church of the Resurrection, the church stands where it is believed that Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was built in 326 AD by the Roman emperor Constantine the Great, Soon after his conversion to Christianity. Among the main focal points of the Church are: The Calvary / Golgotha – where it is believed that Jesus was crucified, The