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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

 
The Time Elevator Jerusalem is a journey through the rich 3,000 year history of Jerusal...
This church, on top of the Mount of Olives, is built over a cave in which tradition say...
Antiquities museum containing a rich collection of archaeological findings from excavat...
Tucked away in a quite charming corner in the heart of Jerusalem's city center, lies th...
Delve deeper into the stories of the Bible. Follow the lives of the people who populate...
The Coenaculum marks the site of the "upper room," where the Last Supper of J...
 

 Accommodations

 
Guest units surrounded by a grassy area, with balconies facing the Jerusalem hills and ...
Hotel with accessorized rooms and suites with Internet access, among other features. Th...
The hotel is located within 20 minutes walking distance from the Old City, the Western ...
Hotel next to many tourist sites offering various rooms, some facing the Old City, and ...
 

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