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The way of grief - second posting


My previous posting was the start of the Via Dolorosa (The way of grief) in the Old City of Jerusalem. With that posting I have covered stations 1 and 2.


Top left: Just before station 2, which is a Franciscan monastry with two churches, Flaggelation and Condemnation. Here I am closer to the Ecce Homo arch.


Bottom left: The altar in the Church of Condemnation. The mural depicts the cross being handed to Jesus. Gabbatha is the Aramaic name for The Stone Pavement where a Roman prefect, like Pontius Pilate sat when he delivered judgment. Just below the word Gabbatha is the text reference to the place - John 19: 13.


Main picture: This is the Via Dolorosa, going down to Station 3, which I have shown here. Station 3 is supposed to be the place where Jesus has fallen with the cross, the first time. There is no reference that I am aware of, that this actually happened. In all possibility, it is someone's tradition.


Station 4: This station is supposedly the place where Jesus spoke to His mother on the way to Golgotha, which is still some distance from station 4. The Bible quote this meeting as per John 19: 26: "When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!". These words were spoken while He was hanging on the cross, not on his way to the cross. It is also the only station without a commemorating church.


The next posting will be covering stations 5 and 6.



comments (15)

The main photo and the image of the Altar are really beautiful - but the whole post tells the story. Thank you
Louis: Thank you Elizabeth. I imagine that the streets were also busy, when Jesus was forced to carry his cross down them.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 13 Jun 2016, 02:36
Jolie présentation. Cette rue est très fréquentée, beaucoup de touristes.
Louis: Je vous remercie, Martine. Il y a beaucoup de gens dans ces rues.
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 13 Jun 2016, 03:26
It seems a popular tourist place, Louis.
Louis: The Old City of Jerusalem is infatuating, RAy.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Jun 2016, 04:34
Grim stuff but fascinating Louis
Louis: Most of old history is grim. Come to think of it, so is modern history. Aw, nuts.
Fascinating images Louis!
Louis: Fascinating place, Richard
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 13 Jun 2016, 06:11
Again - not as I would have pictured the Via Dolorosa, Louis
Louis: The route will be more or less what it was, but some of the stations are pure imagination.
I am especially taken by the main image, Louis...so much to see.
Louis: The Old City has a lot to offer. That main image is a good example of what is going on. The total mix of cultures and religions is unbelievable - yet, they are all technically citizens of the same country. Hope you enjoyed the day.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Jun 2016, 07:36
A lot of history shown here, Louis.
In my opinion this is a place you have to be when visiting Jerusalem.
Louis: The Old City should definitely be top of a visitor's list, I agree, Astrid.
I have to say that this is one of your best series Louis, and that main photosnap is very good indeed.
Louis: Glad you think so, gutteridge
The stations are well done but my, there are a lot of people there.
Louis: For most of the time, these streets are a constant throng of people. A wide variety of cultures and religions, mixed up with tourists.
What can one say, another superb posting, I'm so glad I found your blog Louis.
Louis: Thank you Brian - makes me a happy chappy.
the main photo is rather nice, Louis. well exposed. this path definitely moves people tremendously, doesn't it?
Louis: Many touring groups do the route, Ayush. The specific street is also a main thoroughfare from the Lion's Gate to the Damascus Gate.
Interesting set of pictures Louis
Louis: Thank you Bill
Quite a crowd
Louis: Very true, Tom
Great shots... I like the layout of photos...
Louis: Thanks Larry, appreciated.

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