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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 Kidron Valley is one of Jerusalem’s most sacred locales, due to its location betwee...
Part of the residential quarter, preserved from Herodian times. The findings indicate t...
Jews have sought since antiquity to be buried on the Mount of Olives, where according t...
Zion is one of the Bible’s earliest names for Jerusalem, mentioned in the Bible when Da...
Fortress within the walls of the Old City which is a complex of towers surrounded by a ...
This church, on a hilltop in the village of Ein Karem near Jerusalem, honors the visit ...
 

 Accommodations

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