The Path of Sorrow, better known as the Via Dolorosa, has commanded the world's attention for ages, in a way similar to Mecca and the Wailing Wall.
It is a site of yearly rituals, weekly pilgrimages and constant fervor: it is The Way of the Agonies, The Sorrowful Way, the final route taken by Jesus when He was condemned to death and taken to burial. It lives and breathes even today, not only as the symbol of His suffering, but as a tangible place where one can walk through, observe, feel and touch.
Walking along The Path of Sorrow, as has been done since the 16th Century, one will pass by all fourteen Stations of the Cross: The First, where He was condemned; The Fourth, where Mary came to see her son; the Sixth, where Veronica wiped His face with a linen cloth; the Eleventh, where Jesus was nailed to the cross He was bearing; and the Fourteenth, where he was laid in the Tomb.
Thousands take this route every year. More than any other single place, Via Dolorosa stands, or rather winds its way, as a symbol of faith and devotion.
This 30-minute documentary shows the reality in the modern day Old City of Jerusalem - the sublime and the profane existing together side by side as do the allegorical lion and sheep.