Definitions for via dolorosa
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The route believed to have been taken through Jerusalem by Christ on his way to Calvary.
The Way of the Cross.
The Via Dolorosa is a street, in two parts, 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 metres — is a celebrated place of Christian pilgrimage. The current route has been established since the 18th century, replacing various earlier versions. It is today marked by nine Stations of the Cross; there have been fourteen stations since the late 15th century, with the remaining five stations being inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
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way leading from the Mount of Olives to Golgotha, which Christ traversed from the Agony in the Garden to the Cross.
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