Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Description

The stations of the cross were codified by Leonardo of Porto Maurizo, a Franciscan, who established the fourteen stations along Christs walk with the cross. This photograph is of the fifth station, as represented in the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem. The Via Dolorosa is modern approximation of Christs walk to his crucifixion. At the fifth station, the tradition holds that the Romans pulled an onlooker, Simon of Cyrene, to help Christ carry the cross.

Notes

Murray, Peter and Linda. The Oxford Companion to Christian Art and Architecture. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996), 505-506

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Photographer

Subject Headings

Via Dolorosa (Jerusalem); Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Israel -- Jerusalem;

Country Name

Israel

City Name

Jerusalem

Keywords

via dolorosa, stations of the cross, jerusalem, pilgrims, pilgrimage

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