Chapel of the Holy Face

It is a small chapel, known as the Chapel of the Holy Face, traditionally, regarded as the home of St. Veronica and site of the miracle, when Veronica paused to wipe the blood and sweat off Jesus face with her veil, his image was imprinted on the cloth. The Christian tradition recounts that Saint Veronica from Jerusalem encountered Jesus along the Via Dolorosa on the way to Calvary. When she paused to wipe the blood and sweat (Latin sudor) off his face with her veil, his image was imprinted on the cloth. The event is commemorated by the Sixth Station of the Cross.

Date Landscape Notes Reference
c. 100 CE The main entrance to the chapel (left), it leads to a stair case to the crypt. On the right is a souvenir shop which also offers access to the crypt.
c. 100 CE The Crypt with the crusader era alter
c. 100 CE The small pillar embedded in the wall of the chapel, commemorating the spot of the encounter between the Vera and Jesus.
Latest Update: February 17, 2015
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