Jesus Last Week Part 2 Photo Album


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Jesus Last Week Part 2 Photo Album

  1. 1. JESUS' LAST WEEK: PART 2 Jerusalem, Israel November 2008
  2. 2. This is a model of Antonia Fortress, the Praetorium, where Jesus was led to from Caiaphas’ residence (John 18:28)
  3. 3. Today, the minaret, traditionally named “Antionia Tower,” recalls the site of the Roman fortress where Jesus was tried by Pilate Within its vicinity is the Omariye College which marks the First Station of the Cross along Via Dolorosa
  4. 4. The Via Dolorosa, “Way of Sorrow,” traces the route that Jesus took between his condemnation by Pilate & his crucifixion & burial Along the Via Dolorosa are 14 stations of the cross Each station marks an event in Jesus’ final journey through the streets of Jerusalem Here, the Fifth Station marks the place where Simon the Cyrenian was forced to carry Jesus’ cross (Mark 15:21)
  5. 5. The Via Dolorosa is within the Muslim Quarter
  6. 6. The Chapel of Condemnation (top) & the Chapel of Flagellation (left) mark the Second Station of the Cross where Jesus was sentenced to death & beaten by Roman soldiers (John 19:1-3)
  7. 7. On the floor in the Chapel of Condemnation, one can find board games drawn on the ground (by Roman soldiers?)
  8. 8. The Ecce Homo Arch (“Behold the man”; John 19:5) was built by Emperor Hardrian when he rebuilt Jerusalem & renamed it Aelia Capitolina in 130 CE
  9. 9. Walking down from the Second Station, we arrive at the intersection of 2 main roads— North-South & East-West—of Roman times From here, we turn right to continue the journey of pilgrims
  10. 10. The last five stations are located in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre The Tenth Station, just outside the church, is called the Chapel of the Stripping of Jesus Garments (John 19:23)
  11. 11. The custody of the church is shared by the various religious bodies (since the Status Quo of the Holy Places was enforced in 1852): 1. Roman Catholic 2. Armenian Orthodox 3. Greek Orthodox 4. Egyptian Coptic 5. Ethiopian Coptic 6. Syrian Orthodox Under the Status Quo, nothing that is designated as common territory may be rearranged without consent from all communities As a result, the ladder (near the centre of the photo) has been there since 1852
  12. 12. However, the key to the church was entrusted by Saladin in 1192 to the Joudeh family Twice a day, a member of the Joudeh family brings the key to the door The door is unlocked & unlocked each day by a member of the Nusseibeh family
  13. 13. Source: holy-sepulchre-floor-plan.htm
  14. 14. One needs to climb up a stairway to Calvary The next two stations are situated here The Eleventh Station is where Jesus was nailed to the cross (John 19:17) The Twelfth Station is where Jesus died on the cross (Matt 27:50) The Greek altar stands over the Rock of Calvary
  15. 15. The Stone of the Anointing, the Thirteenth Station of the Cross It is believed to be the place where Jesus' body was prepared for burial by Joseph of Arimathea (Luke 25:53) This marble limestone slab dates from 1808
  16. 16. A wall mosaic depicting that scene
  17. 17. The Fourteenth Station is the Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre which has two rooms The first one holds the Angel's Stone, a fragment of the stone believed to have sealed the tomb after Jesus' burial (Matt 27:59) The second one is the tomb itself The queue to get in was so long that we decided to give it a miss
  18. 18. Along the steps leading to the Chapel of St Helen, many crosses were etched along the stone walls by Armenian pilgrims who carved one cross for each member of the family
  19. 19. For me, this was the most sacred place in the whole church