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June 1-2

The feast denotes Jesus’ ascension to heaven forty days after his Resurrection.

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Chapel of the Ascension

The feast denotes Jesus’ ascension to heaven forty days after his Resurrection. The right to conduct a Christian rite in a place that has been owned by Muslims for centuries is an extraordinary event, unique to the Holy Land.

 

Highlights of the feast

 

Chapel of the Ascension, the Mount of Olives - the various congregations take their places in the walled area surrounding the Chapel of the Ascension, (which is in the care of the Muslims), and erect altars and tents. Celebrants of the six historical Christian communities hold Divine Liturgies/Masses concurrently, side by side.

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
Visitors step into the Bible and experience Nazareth as it during the time of Jesus and...
A Catholic-Greek church built in 1877 in the heart of the market in Nazareth. According...
Ecclesiastical complex on top of Mount Tabor, identified by Christians as the place whe...
This church, which marks the traditional home of Joseph and Mary, was built in 1914 ove...
The village of Kafr Cana in the Lower Galilee is identified in Christian tradition as C...
In the grotto of the Church of St. Gabriel in Nazareth, at Mary’s Well, the rushing wat...
 

 Accommodations

 
The Rimonim Ha'Maayan Nazareth Hotel preserves the character of this historic city as t...
The Fauzi Azar Inn is a 200 year-old Arab mansion turned guest house, in the heart of...
​The Bell Hotel is located on the spectacular eastern shore of the Mediterranean, in th...
The Grand Beach is the perfect hotel for a vacation or business trip. Located literally...
 

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