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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

 
Abu Ghosh is a picturesque village of 5,000, just a few minutes’ drive west of Jerusale...
Museum on the Seam is a unique museum in Israel, displaying contemporary art that deals...
This wall, carefully preserved amid modern construction in Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter g...
The Cardo, running beneath today’s Jewish Quarter in Old Jerusalem, was the city’s main...
Museum with a hundred plates, each plate dedicated to a Jewish community that was destr...
Below the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem’s Old City, lies the Praetorium, built over the si...
 

 Accommodations

 
Hotel with accessorized rooms and suites with Internet access, among other features. Th...
Located in a magical setting overlooking the old city walls, in the heart of the centra...
Guest units surrounded by a grassy area, with balconies facing the Jerusalem hills and ...
Intimate hotel part of which was built in 1948. Breakfast is served in the hotel dining...
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