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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

 
Stained glass windows created by the Jewish painter Mark Chagall for the synagogue at t...
The tomb of the prophet Samuel is located in a site situated on a lofty mountain overlo...
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...
Christ Church, near Jerusalem’s Jaffa Gate, was the first Protestant church in the Midd...
In 1884 the British General Gordon identified this site as Golgotha. Subsequent excavat...
 

 Accommodations

 
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...
The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel is situated in the heart of modern Jerusalem, overlooking Lib...
The Dan Boutique Jerusalem Hotel is a hotel with a contemporary interior design combini...
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