Apr 10, 2011

Via Dolorosa

The Via Dolorosa  ("Way of Grief" in Latin)

 is a road in the old city of Jerusalem, a path where Jesus was lead in agony, carrying the crucifixion cross from Pilate to Golgotha. 

 The path follows the events that occurred on the way to the Golgotha hill, the site of crucifixion

The current route has been established since the 18th century. The route is a place of Christian pilgrimage.

The Via Dolorosa pilgrimage been followed since early Christianity, beginning as soon as it became safe to do so after Constantine legalized the religion (mid-4th century). 

The route of the Via Dolorosa begins near the Lions' Gate in the Muslim Quarter and ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Christian Quarter, covering 500 meters and incorporating 14 Stations of the Cross.

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