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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  • On that site, before starting the Via Crucis, after sentenced to crucifixion by Poncio Pilate, Jesus suffered the scourge. The cross was placed on his back and started your painful walk to Calvary.
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  • This church, together with another small one, is the second station of the Via Dolorosa. It havr a peaceful garden and some lovely art depicting what happened there.  more »
  • 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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  • Neat church along the Via Dolorosa.
  • The very first station of the cross, great place of worship.
  • First time go inside the chapel so touch
  • 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.
  • This church is the start of Via Dolorosa , believed to be where Jesus Christ was condemned to die on the cross.

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