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.
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Via Dolorosa (Jerusalem); Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Israel -- Jerusalem;
Smolski, Chet, "Jerusalem: Simoni Cyrenato Crux Imponitur, Via Dolorosa" (2011). Smolski Images. 649.
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