Thursday, April 30, 2015

La Scala Sancta

Across the street from San Giovanni is the building that holds the holy staircase, La Scala Sancta. It was closed at the time we were there otherwise there'll be myriad of people climbing these stairs on their knees. This was supposed to be the staircase that was in Pontus Pilate's house in Jerusalem, the same one that Jesus climbed when He was judged by Pontus Pilate. Its a marble staircase and very delicate, so it is encased in wood and one climbs it on their knees.

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