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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

 
This church, on top of the Mount of Olives, is built over a cave in which tradition say...
Armon Hanatziv Promenade This popular promenade in Jerusalem overlooks one of the mo...
Church of the Redeemer This church has been a Protestant landmark in Jerusalem since i...
This Russian Orthodox church on the Mount of Olives was built in 1895 by Czar Alexander...
A picturesque lane in Ein Karem, southwest of Jerusalem leads to the Church of John the...
The Herzl Museum You’ll follow an on-screen actor through the museum’s four rooms as h...
 

 Accommodations

 
Hotel next to many tourist sites offering various rooms, some facing the Old City, and ...
Luxury hotel opposite David's Citadel, the Dormition Church and the walls of the Old Ci...
The Crowne Plaza Jerusalem hotel is the tallest building in the city and an impressive ...
Located in a magical setting overlooking the old city walls, in the heart of the centra...
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