Here are a few images on our way to the church that now stands on one of the traditional sites.
Information regarding the Via Dolorosa renovation project
Beautiful Street View
Entering the area where Jesus stood before Pilate.
A map outlining the different stations of the cross.
The Chapel of the Flagellation
A crown of thorns depicted on the interior ceiling to reflect the events traditionally thought to have occurred here.
Stained glass windows inside depict different scenes from the Passion narrative.
After our time in the chapel, we returned to the main street.
From the street level, we went down stairs to the original stonework to another traditional place of Jesus' trial.
Here, we read the text of Christ's trial and had opportunity to reflect.
For me, this time in this space, was one of the most emotional of the trip.
How deep is the love Christ has for all of us to endure such suffering on our behalf.
These marks on the stone floor are where Roman soldiers may have cast lots for Jesus' clothing.
A mosaic reflecting Christ taking up his cross.
"Then he said to them all, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and their daily and follow me."
John 9:23 NRSV
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