Stations of the Cross … in Jerusalem

Walking the fourteen Stations of the Cross is a traditional pilgrimage taken by many Christians for centuries, remembering the route that Jesus took towards the Crucifixion, on Good Friday. Those who participate in this devotional practice normally never have the opportunity to go to Jerusalem itself to do it, along the “Via Dolorosa.”

Though the route has been marked out in Jerusalem, in various ways, since the medieval period, we really do not for sure the exact path Jesus took. Nevertheless, walking the Stations of the Cross can still be a very meaningful, memorable experience.

The last few stations are in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site of Jesus’ Crucifixion, which makes this year, 2020, all the more weird, as the Church closed recently, due to the threat of COVID-19.  In other words, do not expect many people going down the Via Dolorosa today, on this year’s Good Friday (at least for Western Christians).

I do not know anything about Vic Stefanu, other than that he is a popular travel vlogger on YouTube.  But a few years ago, he walked the Via Dolorosa, in Jerusalem. This has helped me in my Good Friday meditation, to virtually walk the Via Dolorosa:

About Clarke Morledge

Clarke Morledge -- Computer Network Engineer, College of William and Mary... I hiked the Mount of the Holy Cross, one of the famous Colorado Fourteeners, with some friends in July, 2012. My buddy, Mike Scott, snapped this photo of me on the summit. View all posts by Clarke Morledge

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