Via Dolorosa In Pinagmisahan Hills In Antipolo

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P5051705tThe First procession in Antipolo held last May as the start of Pilgrimage Season was a long yet very rewarding walking experience. The procession starts from the Antipolo Cathedral all the way to Pinagmisahan Hills where the so-called “Via Dolorosa” is situated. Via Dolorosa is formerly known as the “White Cross” simply because of the enormous white cross and the outsized image of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage. It is one of the popular pilgrim site especially during Lent season because of their life-size images of station of the cross much like the Kamay Ni Hesus in Lucban Quezon. P5051651t The term Via Dolorosa is basically a Latin for “Way of Suffering” or “Way of Sorrows” which signifies Jesus’ suffering from the Last Supper to crucifixion to Resurrection. 
P5051652t The Entrance to Via DolorosaP5051660tThe image of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (the patron image of Antipolo) near the entrance. It is situated near the candle racks area where people can offer their prayers.
P5051664tThe overwhelming amount of devotees and the grotto-like images depicting different events from the bible prior to Jesus’s suffering. P5051666tAnother outsized images you will encounter while heading to the White Cross.
P5051668tIt was way too crowded that time so I failed to get a chance to see the White Cross and the image of our Lady but we decided to check the station of the Cross instead. We didn’t realized that we are heading the wrong way so we started with the last station and since we had to climb a hill, it was too difficult for us to go back and start from the beginning. Not to mention the huge crowd. P5051704t
First Station : The Last Suffer
P5051702tSecond Station : The Agony in Gethsemani P5051700tThird Station: Jesus Before The Sanhedrin
P5051699tFourth Station: The Scourging and Crowning with thorns P5051698t
Fifth Station :Jesus receives the Cross
P5051697tSixth Station : Jesus falls under the weight of the Cross P5051696t
Seventh Station : Simon of Cyrene carries the Cross of Jesus
P5051694tEighth Station : Jesus meets the pious Women of Jerusalem P5051691t
Ninth Station : This is supposed to be the Crucifixion of Jesus but I think they showed a different scene here.
P5051690tTrekking the Pinagmisahan hills wasn’t so easy and it is not really for elder people. Some paths are made of polished rocks while others are just too rocky. P5051689t
Tenth Station : The Repentant Thief
P5051685tP5051687tP5051686tEleventh Station: Mary and John at the foot of the cross P5051684tP5051683tP5051682tP5051680tThe challenging rocky terrain in Pinagmisahan hills P5051681ttYou will also get a chance to have this stunning view of Manila Skyline
P5051679tP5051678tTwelfth Station : Jesus dies on the cross P5051670t
P5051671tThe cave-like path towards the 13th station. P5051674t
Thirteenth Station : Jesus is laid in the tomb
P5051669tFourteenth Station : Jesus rises from death

Feel free to visit my other entries about Antipolo below
►Biyaheng Antipolo (Prologue)
►Antipolo Cathedral
►Hinulugang Taktak Falls
►Pinto Art Musuem
►25 Artworks That You Should Not Miss in Pinto Art Museum
►Jardin De Miramar
►Casa Santa Museum
►Mystical Cave
►Cloud 9 Hotel and Resorts
►Things To Buy When Visiting Antipolo

You might also want to check the previous Antipolo-related entries
►The First Procession In Antipolo
►Via Dolorosa in Pinagmisan Hills
►The Transfiguration of Christ Church
►Loreland Farm Resort

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16 Replies to “Via Dolorosa In Pinagmisahan Hills In Antipolo”

  1. wow, i love the grotto-like images depicting different stories in the bible. You can understand more about the real events back then. Such a rewarding experience!

  2. this is indeed a very interesting place!! a must visit for devotees, and even though I am not a Christian, I find all the stations depicting the “way of suffering” very impressive and remarkable!! no wonder this place is so crowded..

  3. I must say I love all the photos you took, very beautiful.. thumbs up and pat on the shoulders, Milton!! 🙂

  4. I love your photos! It makes me really want to go to Antipolo. Would you happen to know if there are still a lot of people by this time of the year? Thank you in advance. 🙂

  5. Whoa, those are a lot of people going there to offer prayers. Devotees will really take time and effort to go through all the stops.

  6. indeed, a must-visit place for devotees! i hope to visit this place too, but not during the peak season ‘coz I have this tendency to feel suffocated whenever I’m in the midst of a very big crowd. 🙂

  7. an ideal place and it is a bit realistic. though i am not a catholic devotee but the place is so reflective of where took his suffering until he reached golgotha.

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