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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

 
Square containing an exhibit of the history of Damascus Gate (Sha'ar Sh'hem,) an import...
The museum depicting the history of excavations in the Ophel and in the areas south and...
Franciscan church and monastery on top of Jaffa Hill, built at the end of the 19th cent...
Museum on the Seam is a unique museum in Israel, displaying contemporary art that deals...
Ecclesiastical complex on top of Mount Tabor, identified by Christians as the place whe...
The winery in its present form was established in 2006, although its roots and wine mak...
 

 Accommodations

 
​posite the views of the hills of the Galilee and the Golan Heights on the Korazim Vill...
The structure was built by the Scottish Church in 1894 as a hospital. In 1959, it was t...
The hotel offers simple double and family rooms. Breakfast is served to groups only.
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