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The Via Dolorosa

  • Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem

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I was so dissapointed
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 4 days ago

When we walked this famous religious area, I was so sad and disappointed that it wasn't religious at all. It ruined my day. We walked through stores on the right and left to us and then every so many feet our tour guide would say this is the sixth station, seventh. Why did it...

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When we walked this famous religious area, I was so sad and disappointed that it wasn't religious at all. It ruined my day. We walked through stores on the right and left to us and then every so many feet our tour guide would say this is the sixth station, seventh. Why did it have to be such a business and commercialized area in this very sacred area of Jerusalem. Sad how business is so important instead of having kept it Holy.

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The Way of Sorrow
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on January 11, 2018

Just about every Catholic Church in the world has the Stations of the Cross, recording Christ's suffering and the stages He went through on his way to his Crucifixion. There are nine stations on the Via Dolllorosa and five in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Many Catholics follow the Stations of the Cross...

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Just about every Catholic Church in the world has the Stations of the Cross, recording Christ's suffering and the stages He went through on his way to his Crucifixion. There are nine stations on the Via Dolllorosa and five in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Many Catholics follow the Stations of the Cross with great devotion.As a Protestant, it means less to me because I was brought up on the Bible and the devotions were fairly simple. I did, however, follow the Stations of the Cross in the Old City of Jerusalem and found it to be quite moving. I did, however, have a sneaking suspicion that the streetsape had probably changed quite a lot since the time of Christ.

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Visit as part of 2 day stay on cruise
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on January 8, 2018

Visited as part of a guided tour learnt the history before we went in lovely place peaceful but a busy tourist attraction

Way of the Cross
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on January 7, 2018

Very nice, ususally many people follow it.I did it only twice because it was too crowded.But it is very good to see a display of piety without being judged. Jerusalem is a very blessed city! The Franciscans do a great job in promoting this much needed devotion. It is a privilege to pray where...

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Very nice, ususally many people follow it.I did it only twice because it was too crowded.But it is very good to see a display of piety without being judged. Jerusalem is a very blessed city! The Franciscans do a great job in promoting this much needed devotion. It is a privilege to pray where Jesus carried His cross in such torments. One word of caution: along the Via Dolorosa, al the churches are very beautiful and most of the staff is very nice. But in the church that comemorates Christ's encounter with His Mother, there is a man, maybe a worker there, that is very rude and threatening. Actually this was the only instance where I was afraid in Jerusalem, that man was very frightening.On the other hand, anun that directs the holy hour at 5PM is very sweet and welcoming.

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Walking where He walked
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on January 5, 2018

Walking the steps that Christ walked as he went to be crucified for even me. I can't describe the feeling this gave me, knowing that He chose to do this for us. Everyone needs to take time during their visit to beautiful Israel to walk the Via Dolorosa.