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Via dolorosa


  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Via dolorosa the Way of Calvary (see Station)
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In literature:

Ah, that via dolorosa of the destitute, that chemin de la croix of the homeless.
"The Octopus" by Frank Norris
At times the language they used was gruesome; and, lost in mystic adoration, the Brethren, in imagination, trod the Via Dolorosa.
"History of the Moravian Church" by J. E. Hutton
VIA DOLOROSA, way leading from the Mount of Olives to Golgotha, which Christ traversed from the Agony in the Garden to the Cross.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Our way lay through the Via Dolorosa, and through St. Stephen's Gate, past the Mount of Olives, over hill and dale.
"A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy" by Ida Pfeiffer
The King's Messenger had posted from a distant country, and his way through Dijon had been truly a Via Dolorosa.
"Leaves from a Field Note-Book" by J. H. Morgan
BESSO is better,' said the Consul Pasqualigo to Barizy of the Tower, as he met him on a December morning in the Via Dolorosa.
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
It was still a Via Dolorosa projecting straight and black over a chasm.
"Waiting for Daylight" by Henry Major Tomlinson
Up the Via Dolorosa toiled a Sunday mob from many nations.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
At last, not venturing to search too eagerly, yet missing none he passed in this Via Dolorosa, Mowbray found the Franciscan.
"The Great Mogul" by Louis Tracy
One may talk of the Road of the Loving Heart, but this was a veritable Via Dolorosa, a road of Sorrow and of Pity.
"Stevenson's Shrine" by Laura Stubbs
Will I help to bear His cross up the Via Dolorosa?
"Thoughts for the Quiet Hour" by Various
At last Philip's Via Dolorosa ended in the Bridewell police station.
"The King of Diamonds" by Louis Tracy
Another scene in the Via Dolorosa!
"The Angel" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

In poetry:

And we who follow in His Martyr-train
Have access only thro' the courts of pain.
Yet on the Via dolorosa He
Precedes us in His sweet humanity.
"Dum Agonizatur Anima, Orent Assistentes" by Digby Mackworth Dolben

In news:

Christian Orthodox pilgrims carry wooden crosses along the Via Dolorosa during the Good Friday procession in Jerusalem's old city on April 22, 2011.