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Jerusalem: Via Dolorosa (The Way of the Cross)

Almost anyone who visits Jerusalem…whether on a group tour or independently will probably walk the Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross. Chapels are located along the way commemorating the various steps Our Lord took on the way to His crucifixion. Of course they are surrounded by souvenir shops, but the walk is meaningful no matter what.

There is some disagreement among historians as to whether or not this is the original route, but this is the one most commonly accepted.  It begins just inside the Lions’ Gate and makes its way through the Old City finally ending up at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Christian Quarter.


Here is a great video of a group led by Father Jeremy Davies as the walk the Way of the Cross in Jerusalem.


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