from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A difficult course or experience.
  • n. Jesus's route from Pilate's judgment hall to Calvary.

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  • n. The route believed to have been taken through Jerusalem by Christ on his way to Calvary.
  • n. The Way of the Cross.


New Latin via dolōrōsa : Latin via, road + Late Latin dolōrōsa, feminine of dolōrōsus, sorrowful.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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  • L. Via Dolorosa = Sorrowful Way.

    October 22, 2012