Now we begin to travel along the Via Dolorosa, or more commonly referred to as the stations of the cross, the passion of the Christ. The pictures you see above are from the Church of Flagellation. John 19:1-16 The ring of thorns worn on Christ’s head during His imprisonment and “trial” make a stunning impression on the pilgrims who visit this beautiful church. I hope that these pictures do it justice. I believe the iconography in these churches tell this well known story best. He suffered greatly for our sins!