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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

 
In the heart of a neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem, the largest open market in Israel...
Nakhalat Shiva is a picturesque neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem, with architecture s...
The Isaac Kaplan Old Yishuv Court Museum, located in a 500-year-old house in Jerusalem’...
Two years after the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967, a no-man’s land between the Ne...
The Mount Scopus Botanical Garden is an important ecological center housing plants that...
Alrov Mamila Avenue is a new commercial- cultural complex situated opposite the Jaffa ...
 

 Accommodations

 
​Bayit Vagan Guesthouse This guesthouse is located in Jerusalem's tranquil, country-sty...
​Located in the heart of Jerusalem, overlooking the biblical landscape of Jerusalem. A ...
​In The Hotel 28 rooms.
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