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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

 
Nakhalat Shiva is a picturesque neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem, with architecture s...
In the heart of a neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem, the largest open market in Israel...
The Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall is a microcosm of the multifaceted city of Jerusalem. A ...
The Yemin Moshe neighborhood, named after the philanthropist Sir Moses Montefiore, is b...
Tourist bus starting at Central Bus Station and passing through 27 key attractions in t...
Museum displays Islamic art since the 7th century. Earthenware, glassware and decorativ...
 

 Accommodations

 
The Ambassador Hotel, built in 1952, is one of the first modern hotels in East Jerusale...
A luxury hotel located a few minutes from the Old City. The hotel's Primavera gourmet r...
Exceptional facilities, outstanding service and elegant accommodations characterize the...
Renovated hotel in the heart of the city near tourist attractions and recreation sites....
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