Saturday, April 15, 2006

Via Dolorosa--Happy Easter!!

What is the Via Dolorosa? Here is what wikipedia has to say about it:
Via Dolorosa (Latin for "Way of Grief") is a street in the Old City of Jerusalem. Traditionally, it is held to be the path that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion, although this is uncertain. It is marked by nine of the fourteen Stations of the Cross. The last five stations are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

It is a focus of pilgrimage.

Whereas the names of many roads in Jerusalem are translated into English, Hebrew, and Arabic for their signs, the name Via Dolorosa is used in all three languages

Sandi Patti sings an awesome song with that exact title. Please go here and listen to the song. It is very moving and beautiful and somehow you feel and see Jesus walking down that road to Calvary as you listen. I have tears in my eyes as I listen to it right now.

Here are some of the lyrics:
Down the Via Dolorosa called the way of suffering
Like a lamb came the Messiah, Christ the King,
But He chose to walk that road out of
His love for you and me.
Down the Via Dolorosa, all the way to Calvary.

For all of the words to this beautiful song go here.

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