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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 Temple Mount is sacred as Mount Moriah, where Abraham offered Isaac. Jewish traditi...
Bethphage, on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives, is where Jesus began his triump...
. Mount Herzl. The State of Israel’s national cemetery was named after the state visio...
The House of Representatives of the State of Israel, comprising a plenary, conference r...
The Western Wall is the last remnant of Jerusalem’s Second Temple, which was destroyed ...
The Tombs of the Sanhedrin are located in a small park on the edge of Jerusalem’s ultra...
 

 Accommodations

 
The veteran hotel is located in the center of Jerusalem, in close proximity to the city...
The Prima Kings is a famous landmark in the historical mecca of Jerusalem.
The Prima Palace offers a unique blend of modern surroundings with traditional atmosphe...
A historic city landmark situated close to the old city of Jerusalem, capturing the spi...
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