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Easter Monday at Emmaus

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April 25

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Easter Monday denotes the resurrected Jesus appearing outside Jerusalem before two of his disciples, and breaking bread with them in Emmaus.

Highlights of the festivity

Many places vie for identification as the historic Emmaus: Emmaus near Latrun, Abu Ghosh and al-Qubeibeh (west and northwest of Jerusalem, respectively). Solemn masses are held in the various locations, presided over by the Latin Patriarch (Emmaus near Latrun) and by the Franciscan Custos (Emmaus al-Qubeibeh). The physically fit monks and pilgrims customarily walk approx. 30 km. from Jerusalem to Emmaus-Latrun, arriving in time for the afternoon Mass, celebrated among the ruins of the Crusader Church.


 

 Sites & Attractions

 
House that used to belong to the Katros family, a priestly family mentioned in the Talm...
The Church of the Holy Sepulcher. According to Christian tradition, the Church of the H...
Catholic church of the Benedictine Fathers, built between the years 1900-1910. Accordin...
The Room of the Last Supper – The Coenaculum. According to Christian tradition, already...
Square containing an exhibit of the history of Damascus Gate (Sha'ar Sh'hem,) an import...
The museum of Rabbi Mohaliver offers its visitors an innovating and breath taking audio...
 

 Accommodations

 
Hotel in the center of the Hadar neighborhood, opposite the Mashbir department store. I...
The hotel is designed like an ancient castle and offers a variety of rooms and suites. ...
Two buildings surrounded by a large yard with rich vegetation and a pine grove. The lob...
Spacious hotel rooms all offer Internet connection. Hotel offers business floor with bu...
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