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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

 
This Russian Orthodox church on the Mount of Olives was built in 1895 by Czar Alexander...
This church, on top of the Mount of Olives, is built over a cave in which tradition say...
The Coenaculum marks the site of the "upper room," where the Last Supper of J...
The Tomb of Mary, the mother of Jesus, is marked by one of Jerusalem’s most venerable c...
Along the charming hillside paths through the gardens of the Russian Orthodox Gorney Co...
The landmark Tower of the Ascension, atop the Mount of Olives, marks the site where Jes...
 

 Accommodations

 
The Grand Court hotel located at East Jerusalem and just few minutes walk from the Old ...
Jerusalem Gardens Hotel features 182 rooms, suites and family rooms,all with a balcony ...
Since 1964 Commodore Hotel is located on the road going up to Mt. of Olives in a perfec...
Located in the heart of the city with magnificent views of the Old City walls, the Towe...
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