The bitter road is the only way to Jerusalem. In the old city of Jerusalem, there is a road without a number, which has been commemorated by Christians since the first century. It is "Hard Road" ("VIA DOLOROSA"). After Jesus was condemned to death, he walked through the streets of Jerusalem with a heavy cross on his back at the command of Pilate, governor of Rome, step by step to the execution site, and was crucified. He stayed fourteen times, fourteen of which were "14 stops on Kulu Road". In 1731, Pope Craymond XII confirmed the fourteen landmarks where Jesus had stayed on the road of distress, so he had the idea of fourteen stops on the road of distress . Many Christians came to Jerusalem to make pilgrimages in the form of hard roads, which are also known as worship hard roads . Most visitors to Jerusalem will also walk along the 14-stop hard road. So it's also the most famous hiking route in the old city of Jerusalem. It's 1.4 kilometers long and the last five stops are in the present Church of the Holy Sepulcher. The first stop was the Conviction Church, the former Rome Examination and Approval Office, where the Governor of Rome flogged Jesus and sentenced him to death. Roman soldiers crowned Jesus with thorns and put on purple robes. The second stop is Jesus'cross on his back. Jesus went out of the judgment hall, took up the cross in front of the door, went west along the street, and embarked on the bitter road. At the third stop, Jesus fell for the first time, and at the fourth stop, Jesus saw in the crowd the Virgin Mary at the fifth stop, Simon carrying the cross with Jesus at the sixth stop, Veronica wiping Jesus'cheeks. The handkerchief left the face of Jesus. The seventh stop, the second fall, the eighth stop, Jesus spoke to the weeping woman. The ninth stop, the fourteenth stop, the second floor of the Church of the Holy Tomb, Jesus was stripped of his coat and crucified to death. They were laid down on a stone bed, wiped, anointed, wrapped and buried in the sacred tomb. The murals in the Church of the Holy Cemetery record the process of Jesus being lowered from the cross, wiped and wrapped up until he was buried. Three days later, Jesus rose to heaven. The holy sites in the church are the places where Christians make pilgrimages. They need to wait in line, especially for the second floor altar, the first floor of the holy tomb and the large number of Christians. This historical record of Jesus going to Golgotha (Skeleton Mountain) to the crucifixion and murder makes people feel the pain of Jesus when he suffered for human beings.
A winding path in the old city of Jerusalem is the last 800 meters of Jesus'crucifixion and the pilgrimage of Christians. When the Roman soldiers let Jesus carry a cross along the road from sentencing to execution, they experienced 14 things, that is, 14 stops on the bitter road. Christians from six branches around the world have to follow this hard road again, starting at Lion Gate in Muslim areas, crossing 14 stops on the cross, and finally arriving at the Church of the Holy Tomb. So every day, people come to see Christians of different denominations: Judaism, Catholicism, Christianity, Orthodox Church, Armenia and other denominations.
Jesus was sent to prison on a tortured road, in which he fell several times. There were fourteen stops on the road, each of which was marked by striking Roman figures. Eventually, the tenth to fourteenth stops were in the Church of the Holy Tomb. With the passing of the road at that time, the impact of history and humanities is felt. The commercial flavor on both sides of the road is slightly heavier, and the taste of some domestic Town God's Temple is very heavy.
Hard Road is a must for Christians and tourists from all over the world. Before entering Hard Road, there are stone carvings which fully present the story of 14 stops on Hard Road. The road is very narrow, there are Palestinians on both sides of the road, but feel that the people walking on the road are dignified, with a sense of reverence to feel the heavy cross that Jesus had fallen down from time to time, and then get up again. On the way, they meet the Virgin Mother......................................... Amen!
At 14 stops on Hardship Road, Jesus was betrayed and sentenced by Judah's disciples, carrying a heavy cross along the highlands of the old Jerusalem streets and alleys to the 1.5 km hard road between the execution sites. People along the street watched 14 stops on the bitter road where Jesus had fallen many times till the 12th, 13th and 14th stops "Holy Tomb Cathedral".
The Hard Road - an old street in the old city of Jerusalem. When Jesus was crucified, he was crucified on his back to the Temple Hill. There were 14 stops along the road. There were signs for each stop in the street. It was a very narrow road. Now it is a commercial street. From then on, it's Temple Hill.
Two thousand years ago, Jesus walked through the streets of Jerusalem with a heavy cross, stepped to the execution site, and was crucified. In 1731, Pope Craymond XII confirmed the fourteen landmarks where Jesus had stayed on the path of suffering, so there was the saying of fourteen stops on the road of suffering. Most visitors to Jerusalem will also walk along the 14-stop hard road. So it's also the most famous hiking route in the old city of Jerusalem.