14 Stations of the Cross
The Via Dolorosa is a street, within the Old City of Jerusalem, held to be the path that Jesus walked, carrying His cross, on the way to His crucifixion. The winding route from the Antonia Fortress west to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre — a distance of about 600 meters (2,000 feet) — is a celebrated place of Christian pilgrimage. This path is represented in the 14 Stations of the Cross which were used to represent the Via Dolorosa for those who couldn’t make the pilgrimage to Jerusalem. By slowly reflecting on Jesus’ steps to the cross and the sufferingHe endured along the way, we can hope to get a better understanding of the sacrifice that was made on our behalf. In a culture that avoids suffering at all costs, may God show you the joy and peace He promises when we focus on Him in the midst of all circumstances.