The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa

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The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa

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Starting at St. Stephen's (Lions') Gate in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, this is the route Jesus is said to have followed as he carried the Cross to his crucifixion.
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Angel Lazar
Jerusalem, Israel58 contributions
Solo
This just has to be done by foot, carrying a cross from the very Garden of Gethsemane to Calvary and the Tomb of the Holy Sepulchre! This is the single most important part of our pilgrimmage journey!
Written 23 June 2022
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Lee S
Australia2 440 contributions
Couples
Walking Via Dolorosa the root Jesus took to his crucifixion is a moving Experience.
There are 14 stations on the walk, cobblestone & steps ( slippery ) in some places. This is a tourist area with many shops so it gets very busy also beware of the small vehicles traveling along it. The walk finished at the Holy Sepulchre.
Written 14 April 2022
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3 134 contributions
In Latin, the "Way of Grief" or "Way of Suffering" is a humbling experience for the Christian Pilgrim. Definitely a must do experience, traveling this venerated Via, where Jesus was tried and carried His cross to His crucifiction. We unfortunately found several of the Stations closed when we walked the Via Dolorosa, but found it a moving experience none-the-less. Try not to get distracted by all of the bustling people and shops along the way; you may return to shop after completing the journey if you wish. I brought my Bible to read the Scriptural reference at each of the Stations along the way. TIP: We first toured "The Kotel", which leads through the Western Wall Tunnels, were we emerged at the end, onto the start of the Via Dolorosa. For the best experience on the Via Dolorosa, try to walk early, or after the tours of Christian pilgrims depart for the day, as it can get extremely congested, both on the processional route and at the conclusion in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Written 17 November 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11 767 contributions
Friends
This is said to be the route which Jesus took, bearing the cross, on his way to be crucified. A definite must do for believers.
Written 6 November 2020
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FredPurdue
Seattle, WA2 239 contributions
Eliminate the smartphones and this could be as it was in the time of Jesus. We were here on a pilgrimage, but my focus in the review is on photography. It is challenging. It will be crowded and the footing is slick and uneven, so be mindful of where you are. It is street photography, although if on a tour you will stop a few times and the guide will chat. Travel light, a DSRL with a zoom lens or even a pocket camera will suffice. Plan ahead by setting exposure, speed, ISO, etc. Expect post-processing and tossing many shots.
Written 2 June 2020
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BillPNo1
Friendswood, TX690 contributions
The Via Dolorosa - The Way of the Cross is a winding path through the ancient Old City of Jerusalem tracing the route that Our Lord carried His Cross on His way to be crucified on Calvary. This is a awe-inspiring and inspirational journey that any Pilgrim to the Holy Land must take. 2,000 years of development along the Via Dolorosa has camoflaged and, in some places, obliterated the original route. In fact, the final three of the fourteen Stations are now all located in one place: outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (rather than in the original locations which are inside or underneath the Church itself). It is best to go in the very early morning, before the shops and stalls of the Old City fully come to life in order to experience the Via Dolorosa in its best light and with a minimum of current, modern distraction. Because of the cobblestone paving along the whole way, and the many sloping areas and steps in places, The Way of Th Cross is not very ADA compliant and wakers and/or wheelchairs will have difficulty managing its length.
Written 8 May 2020
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ECLadines
Paranaque, Philippines2 801 contributions
This is it - the culmination of our Holy Land pilgrimage across 4 countries and territories (Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Palestine). It's a must-do for Catholics here. Everyone in our group had the opportunity to carry the Cross and read the Stations of the Cross in a narrow marketplace similar to the 1st Good Friday scenes. It's approximately 600 meter route believed to follow the path of Jesus.
Written 28 April 2020
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etbtravelphotography
Denver, CO643 contributions
All the places which mark Jesus's way are not the way he likely went, but the tradition is so strong that it continues. The churches and city are built over the original ground and tourist shops line the way.
Written 13 April 2020
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Vitor A
Lisbon, Portugal810 contributions
The Via Dolorosa it is something very important and deep for all Christians. Although the chapels provide you a bit of silence and insight of each Holy Station, walking from one to another, you just have shops and people around you, not allowing you introspective moments. Enjoy!
Written 29 March 2020
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DQShaw
York, ME1 345 contributions
We went with a tour guide which gave us more insight as to where to go and the importance of the different stops along the way. You can't help but to be touched by the surroundings. After a lifetime of the stories and sermons it was amazing to walk the path.
Written 19 March 2020
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