Lighting a candle at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
(photo credit: SHMUEL BAR-AM)
Every Friday afternoon, pilgrims to the Holy City of Jerusalem follow brown-robed Franciscan priests along the Via Dolorosa. For many devout Christians this walk in the footsteps of Jesus is the highlight of their trip to Israel.Following quietly behind a group leader who may be bent over under the weight of a large wooden cross, they pause at each of 14 stations along the route. They listen in somber contemplation as the priests read from the Bible. Then all recite a solemn prayer.
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