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Beginning of Lent


March 9

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Ash Wednesday, Beginning of Lent (C)

Mass of Ash Wednesday is celebrated in many churches.

Related sites worth visiting:

  • Judean Wilderness - The Museum of the Good Samaritan.

The finding of the Head of St. John the Baptist on the Mount of Olives

St. John the Baptist was beheaded. His head, buried in a hidden spot on the Mount of Olives, was miraculously found a couple of centuries later.


Highlights of the feast

The Russian Orthodox Monastery on the Mount of Olives: Day time - Divine Liturgy is celebrated in honor of the feast in the sanctuary and in the spacious grounds of the Monastery.


 Sites & Attractions

Botanical gardens in the heart of Jerusalem that include 10,000 varieties of flora impo...
The Supreme Court was designed to be impressive, but not overbearing. The building has ...
The Shrine of the Book is in the Israel Museum campus and houses some of the Dead Sea S...
Museum with a hundred plates, each plate dedicated to a Jewish community that was destr...
Museum on the Seam is a unique museum in Israel, displaying contemporary art that deals...
The tomb of the prophet Samuel is located in a site situated on a lofty mountain overlo...


The modern, stylish, classic European desighed Ein Kerem Hotel, is located near Ein Ker...
​Bayit Vagan Guesthouse This guesthouse is located in Jerusalem's tranquil, country-sty...
​Located in the heart of Jerusalem, overlooking the biblical landscape of Jerusalem. A ...





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