Via Dolorosa


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Vi·a Do·lo·ro·sa

 (vī′ə dō′lə-rō′sə, vē′ə)
n.
1. A difficult course or experience.
2. Jesus's route from Pilate's judgment hall to Calvary.

[New Latin via dolōrōsa : Latin via, road + Late Latin dolōrōsa, feminine of dolōrōsus, sorrowful.]

Via Dolorosa

(ˈviːə ˌdɒləˈrəʊsə)
n
1. (Bible) the route followed by Christ from the place of his condemnation to Calvary for his crucifixion
2. an arduous or distressing course or experience
[Latin, literally: sorrowful road]
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She was well aware that directly Mrs Neale received her money she went round the corner to drink ardent spirits in a mean and musty public-house - the unavoidable station on the VIA DOLOROSA of her life.
"Reconnecting with faith and family at the Via Dolorosa and the church of the holy sepulcher," Lopez wrote on (https://www.instagram.com/p/B0rCFBHALqA/) Instagram.
According to the survey, Jerusalem's leading tourist attractions were the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Via Dolorosa, all in the Old City.
JERUSALEM, Friday, April 19, 2019 (WAFA) -- Thousands of Palestinian Christians and pilgrims marched through the ancient stone alleyways of Jerusalem's Old City, retracing Jesus Christ's path along the Via Dolorosa to his crucifixion in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
I conjure up a Via Dolorosa, Stations of the Cross dotting the howling West Philippine Sea, and on a craggy hill a lighthouse ablaze against the darkening sky.
The faithful still spend this time fasting, going to church, visiting churches on Holy Thursday, attending the pasyon (Passion of Christ) pabasa, the salubong, and the processions like the Via Dolorosa. Many spend the week in relative silence, reading the Bible, praying and reflecting on their lives.
The Manila Police District (MPD), through its Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU), will be implementing a stop-and-go traffic scheme in some parts of Tondo, Manila Friday night for the procession of Via Dolorosa or Way of Suffering of the Shrine of Sto.
The stations grew out of imitations of Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem which is believed to be the actual path Jesus walked to Mount Calvary.
The Tour Operator should have minimum 3 years experience in conducting tours to the Holy Land of Jerusalem and should be conversant with Christian Practices viz., Baptism, Eucharistic Celebrations, Mass, Nativity, Via Dolorosa, Holy Sepulcher etc., since this is essential for Pilgrimage.
Stalls selling relics and souvenirs line the alleys in the Muslim Quarter along the route of the Via Dolorosa Our journey of discovery and faith
Ever since, Brexiteers have been walking down what one calls a "Via Dolorosa of disappointment".
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