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March 9

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Ash Wednesday, Beginning of Lent (C)

Mass of Ash Wednesday is celebrated in many churches.

Related sites worth visiting:

  • Judean Wilderness - The Museum of the Good Samaritan.


The finding of the Head of St. John the Baptist on the Mount of Olives

St. John the Baptist was beheaded. His head, buried in a hidden spot on the Mount of Olives, was miraculously found a couple of centuries later.

 

Highlights of the feast

The Russian Orthodox Monastery on the Mount of Olives: Day time - Divine Liturgy is celebrated in honor of the feast in the sanctuary and in the spacious grounds of the Monastery.




Sites & Attractions

Built in 1893, The Ethiopian Church is a charming island of tranquility 10 minutes walk...
A museum campus housing pavilions presenting artifacts from ancient cultures in Israel....
Site of a Church since at least the 6th century, this spot is believed to be the locati...
The Shrine of the Book is in the Israel Museum campus and houses some of the Dead Sea S...
This marvelous church is a landmark of the city of Jerusalem, and is the site where the...
Dominus Flevit (meaning "The Lord Wept") is a beautiful teardrop chapel which...

Accommodations

Located in the heart of the city with magnificent views of the Old City walls, the Towe...
Located in a magical setting overlooking the old city walls, in the heart of the centra...
Intimate hotel part of which was built in 1948. Breakfast is served in the hotel dining...
Guest house has four rooms, banquet hall, lobby and classrooms.
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