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The Great Saturday

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April 23

The Holy Light ceremony, a celebration preceding Jesus' resurrection, is unique and particular to the Church of Jerusalem.

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The Holy Light ceremony The Holy Light ceremony, a celebration preceding Jesus' resurrection, is unique and particular to the Church of Jerusalem.

Highlights of the feast

Jerusalem - Church of The Holy Sepulchre and its vicinity:
Multitudes of pilgrims fill in the streets of the Old City in anticipation of the Holy Light that emerges from Jesus' tomb (access may be limited).
Earlier in the morning - Easter vigil service in the Church of The Holy Sepulchre (C).
Afternoon - Easter service in Arabic with Hebrew translation at the Garden Tomb (P).
 

 Sites & Attractions

 
Avshalom’s Shrine. An ornate monument from the first century BCE, said to be the tomb o...
Large, well-lit cave in the wall of the Old City, which was a quarry in the days of the...
Monastery of the Order of the Sisters of Zion on Via Dolorosa in the Old City. Part of ...
The winery in its present form was established in 2006, although its roots and wine mak...
System of underground tunnels constituting a continuous chain of history from the times...
Spring in Nakhal Refa'im, with adjoining Ein Yael Museum, an active museum that holds i...
 

 Accommodations

 
Simple, dome-roofed rooms. The site overlooks the Ayalon Valley, Latrun Monastery and c...
​ A very unique Israeli hotel, the only one in Samaria!Only 35 min from Ben Gorion airp...
On Moshav Kahal in the upper Galilee, amongst the olive trees in this beautiful green a...
Hotel rooms overlook the mountains of Judea and are suitable for small families. Some r...
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