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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

 
Antiquities museum containing a rich collection of archaeological findings from excavat...
The Siloan Tunnel The Siloan Tunnel is a highlight of the visit to the City of David ...
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...
A museum located in a building that was built as an inn for women pilgrims, and was use...
Part of the residential quarter, preserved from Herodian times. The findings indicate t...
 

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Hotel in the eastern part of the city on Salah e-Din Street. There are 54 rooms availab...
Guest house has four rooms, banquet hall, lobby and classrooms.
Intimate hotel part of which was built in 1948. Breakfast is served in the hotel dining...
Located in a magical setting overlooking the old city walls, in the heart of the centra...
 

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