Thousands of worshipers retrace the steps Jesus is said to have taken on the way to his death, along the Old City’s ‘Via Dolorosa’

Orthodox Christians from around the world marked Good Friday with a procession through Jerusalem’s Old City, retracing the steps Jesus is said to have taken on the way to his death.

Thousands of pilgrims, many carrying wooden crosses and at least one wearing a crown of thorns on his head, visited the 14 Stations of the Cross marking the traditional sites of Jesus’s condemnation up to his crucifixion.

Armed Israeli police lined the route, along the “Via Dolorosa” or “Way of the Suffering,” which includes points where Jesus is said to have met his mother, fallen several times, been helped in carrying the cross and met the lamenting women of Jerusalem.
 
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