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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

 
The landmark Tower of the Ascension, atop the Mount of Olives, marks the site where Jes...
The Holy Trinity Cathedral rises from the midst of busy downtown Jerusalem, one block e...
St. Mark’s belongs to one of the most ancient Christian denominations in the Holy Land:...
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...
Audiovisual presentation and permanent exhibit of day to day life in 701 BCE Jerusalem ...
 

 Accommodations

 
The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel is situated in the heart of modern Jerusalem, overlooking Lib...
A historic city landmark situated close to the old city of Jerusalem, capturing the spi...
The Prima Palace offers a unique blend of modern surroundings with traditional atmosphe...
The Prima Kings is a famous landmark in the historical mecca of Jerusalem.
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