2. Jesus was Crucified and the Cross was Forced Upon HimThe second stop on Jesus' journey is the Church of the Flagellation and the Church of the Cross. In the church of the beating Jesus was beaten by the Roman soldiers with a whip. To mock him for claiming that he was a king, to humiliate him, they put a crown of thorns on him and dressed him in a scarlet robe, the royal color.
The Flagellation Church was built on the ruins of an ancient church that was destroyed and was designed in 1929 by Berluzzi. It has beautiful stained glass windows where several events took place on the Via Dolorosa. See the bouquet of thorns on the head of Jesus, combined with the entrance to the church, the mosaic floor, and the dome.
From the New Testament:
"Then he took the plates of them and gave them to the scoundrels, and the men of the tribe sang together a bundle of thorns, and put them on his head, and wrapped him in a band of garlands. And they said: 'Peace be upon you, the king of the Jews,' and they laid him upon my cheek" (John 19:1-2).
Detective Mission:Try to find Pontius Pilate washing the hands of Jesus and the robber Barabbas, the same criminal the people preferred to release, over the release of Jesus.
Church of the CrossWe will turn to the Church of the Cross. Here Jesus was forced to accept the burden of the Cross, which he would carry from here to Calvary - the place of the Crucifixion. Since the Pretorium is now a Muslim school and it is impossible to pray there, in the Church of the Cross, the tradition of conviction is maintained. Therefore it is called the "Chapel of Conviction and Compulsion of the Cross".
The Church of the Flagellation and the Church of Compulsion of the Cross are located in one compound belonging to the Franciscan Order. The Archaeological Museum of the Franciscan School of Bible is also located in the complex.
Akka HomoGo out of the Church of the Flagellation and locate the Roman Arc of Victory. Here, according to tradition, Pontius Pilate handed Jesus over to the Roman soldiers and told them, "Here is the man" (in Latin "Akka Homo"). "And he said to them, Pilatus is the man" (John 19:5).