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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 City of David Archaeological Park encompasses Jerusalem’s earliest remains – from t...
Four restored synagogues in the heart of Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter. Built under Muslim...
The gnarled olive trees you see in the Garden of Gethsemane could have been young sapli...
The Kidron Valley is one of Jerusalem’s most sacred locales, due to its location betwee...
Jews have sought since antiquity to be buried on the Mount of Olives, where according t...
Museum on the Seam is a unique museum in Israel, displaying contemporary art that deals...
 

 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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