Via Dolorosa – Way of the Sorrow
Sometimes called the Way of the Cross or the Way of Sorrow, the Via Dolorosa represents the route that Jesus followed, from condemnation to crucifixion. The way is flanked by nine Stations of the Cross. The nine stations are listed below.
1. The trial and flagellation of Jesus by Pilate
2. The speech given by the Gospel of John to Pilate
3. The first Fall (three noted locations where Jesus stumbled or lowered himself during his travel for various reasons) adjacent to the Polish Catholic Chapel
4. The first Encounter with Mary
5. The second Encounter with Simon of Cyrene
6. The third Encounter with Veronica
7. The second Fall stands across from a Franciscan chapel near a crossroad
8. The fourth Encounter with the pious women
9. The third Fall is not on the Via Dolorosa at all. Instead, it stands beneath the entranceway to two monasteries, the Ethiopian and the Coptic Orthodox Monasteries, that together create the roof of the Chapel of Saint Helena.