Many people have asked me: “What is the 8th station of Via Dolorosa?” So today we are visiting Via Dolorosa Station 8 on the way of the cross where Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem. We will also learn how the name NIKE, of the popular sportswear company, is related to Jesus…curious, so let’s start…

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In Jesus’ time, the place we are standing at right now would have been an open field between the city wall and Golgotha, where Jesus was crucified. This is where the women of Jerusalem stood and watched the event. The New Testament recounts: “And there followed him a great multitude of people, and of women who bewailed and lamented him. But Jesus turned unto them and said, Daughters of Jerusalem, week not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children” (Luke XXIII:27-28).

This is the Mark of Station 8 of the Via Dolorosa
This is the Mark of Station 8 of the Via Dolorosa

Now let’s have a look at the mark of the eight station of the Via Dolorosa. As you can see, the stone is carved with a Latin cross and the Roman Letters IC and XC representing the first and last letters of the Greek words IHCOYC and XPICTOC meaning “Jesus” and “Christ” respectively. Below is the word NIKA – a Romanized version of the Greek NIKI, meaning ‘victory’. And that’s how NIKE, the popular sportswear company, is connected to Jesus. The work NIKE is derived from the Greek Goddess of Victory. Thus, the slogan inscribed here means: Jesus Christ conquers.

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That’s it for now and until we meet again in my next video, Let’s all live the Jerusalem Experience!!!!


  • Whoo!! the 8th station of the Via Dolorosa looks just like another place, but knowing the story behind it and the meaning of the world NIKE makes all the different.

    Thanks you Eran

  • It is amazing to find the origins of words such as NIKE. The video about station 8 is great. keep doing your great work!!!!

  • I like the idea that Nike is related to Jesus……:) I will look at your other videos and leave some comments if I find it interesting.

  • your story on out NIKE is related to Jesus is very interesting!!!

    I also love the video of this station number 8 along the Via Dolorosa. I wish I could be there!!!

  • This video post about Station number 8 on the Via Dolorosa is amazing. I never knew who Nike is related to Jesus.

    God Bless you!!!