The Via Dolorosa Station 1-14

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. There are a total of 14 stations along this path, based on events that occurred on the way to the Golgotha hill, the site of crucifixion, which is located at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Eight stations are marked along the old city road, while 6 additional stations are places in the compound of the church.

Via Dolorosa is located within the old city of Jerusalem. It starts from the place where he was tried and convicted - near the Lions' gate on the eastern side (Muslim quarter). It ends in the crucifixion place, Golgotha, where the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is located in the west side of the old city (Christian quarter). The path is shown (in a bright blue line) on the model of the Byzantine city (displayed at St Peter Gallicantu church), with indication of the 14 stations. You can point and click on a purple point to navigate to the selected station.

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Via Dolorosa
Via Dolorosa
Station 1: Jesus is condemned to death

Station 1 is located on the north-west corner of the temple mount, across the street from the Franciscan convent of the Flagellation (station 2).
This is the present position of a the Al-Omariya school. The site was in the Roman times the place of the seat of Pontius Pilate, located in the Antonia fortress, and the place of the hall of judgment. John 18-28: "Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment". Jesus is condemned to death by Pontius Pilate, as per John 19:16: "Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified". Station 1
Station 1
The school's yard
The school's yard
station 1
Antonia fortress
Station 2: Jesus receives His Cross

The second station is located near the compound of the Franciscan monastery, across the street from the first station.
Station 2
Station 2
 Flagellation church
 Flagellation church
church of Condemnation
church of Condemnation
the arch of Ecce Homo
the arch of Ecce Homo
The northern opening of the Ecce Homo arch
The northern opening of the Ecce Homo arch
Station 3: Jesus falls the first time under His Cross

This station is located on the corner of via Dolorosa and El Wad (Hagai) street. At this point Via Dolorosa makes a sharp turn to the south-east, following the direction of the western side of the temple mount, until it turns again westwards at the fifth station.
Station 3
Station 3 At station 3 Jesus falls for the first time under the weight of the cross that he is carrying.
The Austro-Hungarian hospice
The Austro-Hungarian hospice
small chapel
small chapel
the entrance of the chapel
The entrance of the chapel
Painting
Jesus falling under the weight of the cross, with the angels watching and praying
the chapel of the 3rd station
the chapel of the 3rd station
The chapel
The chapel
Station 4: Jesus meets Mary His Mother

This 4th station is located very close to station 3, further south on El-Wad (Hagai) street. Here, Jesus met his mother Mary according to the tradition. 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!".
Jesus meets Mary His Mother
Jesus meets Mary His Mother
Jesus meets Mary His Mother
Jesus meets Mary His Mother
Jesus meets Mary His Mother
Jesus meets Mary His Mother
part of the Roman street
part of the Roman street
Station 5: Simon helps Jesus to carry His Cross

The 5th station is located at the corner of Via Dolorosa road and El-Wad ("The Gai") road. At this corner the road turns sharply to the right, and then starts climbing up the hill with a series of stairs.
Station 5
Station 5
Franciscan's first site in Jerusalem
Franciscan's first site in Jerusalem
 the imprint of Jesus hand.
the imprint of Jesus hand.
Simon helps Jesus to carry His Cross
Simon helps Jesus to carry His Cross
Simon helps Jesus to carry His Cross
Simon helps Jesus to carry His Cross
Simon helps Jesus to carry His Cross
Simon helps Jesus to carry His Cross
Station 6: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

Station 6 is further west up the hill, and is dedicated to the woman  Veronica who wiped Jesus face
Station 6
Station 6
The front door of
The front door of "The Holy Face"
Station's name on the old stone pillar
Station's name on the old stone pillar
第六站-Veronica抹去耶稣的汗水
the simple stone altar
第六站-Veronica抹去耶稣的汗水
The interior of the Holy Face chapel
Station 7: Jesus falls the second time

The 7th station, according to the tradition, marks the place where Jesus passed through the Gate of Judgment, along the streets of Jerusalem
Station 7
Station 7
 the chapel of the seventh station
 the chapel of the seventh station
a wall painting shows Jesus falling under the weight of the cross
a wall painting shows Jesus falling under the weight of the cross
Station 8: Jesus speaks to the women of Jerusalem

 Station 8 is located closest to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, based on Luke 23, 27: "But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children".
Station 8
Station 8
A stone marks the station
A stone with a monogram, embedded into the wall, marks the station ("IC-XC NI-KA", means: Jesus Christ conquer
Jesus speaks to the women of Jerusalem
Jesus speaks to the women of Jerusalem
Jesus speaks to the women of Jerusalem
Jesus speaks to the women of Jerusalem
Jesus speaks to the women of Jerusalem
Jesus speaks to the women of Jerusalem

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