Church of Condemnation and Flagellation., Jerusalem

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Religious Site
The Church of the Condemnation and Imposition of the Cross is a Roman Catholic church located within the Franciscan compound that also contains the Church of the Flagellation in the old city of Jerusalem.TraditionIt marks the traditional spot where Jesus took up his cross after being sentenced to crucifixion.However, this tradition is based on the mistaken assumption that on an area of Roman flagstones, discovered beneath the building and beneath the adjacent Convent of the Sisters of Zion, was the pavement (Greek: lithostratos) which the Bible describes as the location of Pontius Pilate's judgment of Jesus; archaeological investigation now indicates that these slabs are the paving of the eastern of two 2nd century Forums, built by Hadrian as part of the construction of Aelia Capitolina. The site of the Forum had previously been a large open-air pool, the Strouthion Pool, which was constructed by the Hasmoneans, is mentioned by Josephus as being adjacent to the Fortress in the first century, and is still present beneath Hadrian's flagstones; the traditional scene would require that everyone was walking on water.
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  • Part of the stations of the cross so a must do. Helpful guides that don't push themselves on you. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • Franciscans own this church. The site is where Christ was flogged and crowned with thorns. Outside the courtyard, on the street is where He takes up the Cross. The church is beautiful in it's simplici...  more »
  • Very impressive place where begins the path of Christ's cricefissione. The map of the old town.
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  • Sacred place of worship. Should visit when in The Holy Land. The architecture is so well preserved, it helps us to feel those ancient holy days.
  • Inside Antonia fortress. Now Studium Biblicum Franciscanum with interesting archeological museum. Via dolorosa first station.
  • Church of the Flagellation is located closer to Church of the Condemnation and Franciscan monastery. It is small and simple church.
  • God can do it
  • Church of flagellation.