25/11/2005

Chapel of the Franks

 

The spur of Calvary today lies within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. When you enter the main door of the church, a stairway on your right takes you to the spot where Jesus faced the death sentence. A great part of the platform of Calvary rests on an infrastructure. Only the eastern part rests directly onto the rock. The Tenth Station is located at the beginning of the nave on the right.

 

 

 

 

 

 The Frankish Chapel in the Façade of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

HERE Jesus is stripped of his garments. The commemoration of the Stripping of the Garments has only appeared in Jerusalem at a late period. In fact, the stripping mentioned by the Anglo-Saxon pilgrim Saewulf in 1102-1103 must have been associated with the scene of the insults and the crowning with thorns commemorated in those days at the foot of Calvary.

 

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