Church of Condemnation and Flagellation., Jerusalem

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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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  • June 10, 2017
    You need to start from here if you are in Jerusalem in a religion quest. Not much to tell from outside, just another gate but a whole different world when you get in. Via Dolorosa has all the stories ...  more »
  • May 28, 2017
    This small Catholic Church symbolizes the second station of Via Dolorosa where Jesus was beaten by Pontius Pilatus and the Roman soldiers and a crown of thrones was put on his head . There was an old ...  more »
  • May 27, 2017
    The Monastery of the Flagellation is an important attraction along the Via Dolorosa in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem. This is the location where is is believed that Jesus was flogged by the Roman so...  more »
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  • May 4, 2017
    This is the first Station of the Cross where they scourged our Lord and Savior. From here you follow Via Dolorosa St to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where the Lord was crucified, buried, and rose again.
  • January 18, 2017
    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.
  • June 14, 2017
    This church is the start of Via Dolorosa , believed to be where Jesus Christ was condemned to die on the cross.
  • December 10, 2016
    Inside Antonia fortress. Now Studium Biblicum Franciscanum with interesting archeological museum. Via dolorosa first station.
  • May 11, 2016
    Church of the Flagellation is located closer to Church of the Condemnation and Franciscan monastery. It is small and simple church.

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