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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 ancient Monastery of the Cross, located in the Valley of the Cross in central Jerus...
There are three Churches of the Ascension built on the Mount of Olives, and this chapel...
The City of David Archaeological Park encompasses Jerusalem’s earliest remains – from t...
The village of Ein Karem, with its picturesque lanes, churches, galleries, craft shops ...
Dominus Flevit (meaning "The Lord Wept") is a beautiful teardrop chapel which...
This marvelous church is a landmark of the city of Jerusalem, and is the site where the...
 

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​Located in the heart of Jerusalem, overlooking the biblical landscape of Jerusalem. A ...
​Bayit Vagan Guesthouse This guesthouse is located in Jerusalem's tranquil, country-sty...
 

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