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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  • There are two churches small and beautiful, side by side, representing the beginning of the Via Dolorosa. From there begins the path that Jesus where station (from 1 to 9) number can be read on the streets. The latter are within the Church. The Church of the condemnation is dedicated to the place where Jesus was sentenced to death. The Church of the flagellation is the place where Jesus was beaten by soldiers and placed the Crown of thorns. This is a must-see before starting the Via Dolorosa road to end at the Holy Sepulcher.
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  • This is a great place to visit - especially the multimedia centre. The multi medial centre is well put together and helps gives historical context to Jesus ministry.  more »
  • This mass of pilgrims and also tourists from many countries. There is much of a place for contemplation and talk very quietly in the Church. It was for me a very interesting visit!
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This church is the start of Via Dolorosa , believed to be where Jesus Christ was condemned to die on the cross.
  • 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.

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