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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

 
The original buildings of this nineteenth century neighborhood, interspersed with bustl...
Below the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem’s Old City, lies the Praetorium, built over the si...
The Cardo, running beneath today’s Jewish Quarter in Old Jerusalem, was the city’s main...
This wall, carefully preserved amid modern construction in Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter g...
Abu Ghosh is a picturesque village of 5,000, just a few minutes’ drive west of Jerusale...
The Via Dolorosa, the road Jesus walked from the place of Pontius Pilate’s sentencing t...
 

 Accommodations

 
Located in a magical setting overlooking the old city walls, in the heart of the centra...
Intimate hotel part of which was built in 1948. Breakfast is served in the hotel dining...
Guest house has four rooms, banquet hall, lobby and classrooms.
Hotel in the eastern part of the city on Salah e-Din Street. There are 54 rooms availab...
 

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