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Feast of the Transfiguration

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August 18-19

“And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain…and he was transfigured before them…” (Mark 9:2)

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Mount Tabor

“And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain…and he was transfigured before them…” (Mark 9:2)

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Highlights of the feast

Mount Tabor - The Greek Orthodox Church is located on the mountain top. The unique experience associated with this feast is the all-night vigil on Mount Tabor. Arab Christians camp in the woods surrounding the church and spend the night there, while the Divine Liturgy is celebrated throughout the night in and outside the church. On the 19th, the feast is celebrated in a Divine Liturgy held in the church. In honor of the occasion, some pilgrims choose to ascend the mountain on foot.


 

 Sites & Attractions

 
Mitzpe Gvulot, the first lookout point in the Negev, is built entirely of mud bricks. T...
Ecclesiastical complex on top of Mount Tabor, identified by Christians as the place whe...
The Naot Hovav Eco-Industrial Park is opening its gates to the general public and invit...
Ha-Makhtesh Ha-Katan (The Small Crater), Makhtesh Khatsera, the most perfect of the Neg...
Ha-Makhtesh Ha-Gadol (The Big Crater), a crater formed in the Negev mountain area as pa...
Reconstruction of the well where Abraham watered his flock. Next to it is a well from a...
 

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