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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

 
Jews have sought since antiquity to be buried on the Mount of Olives, where according t...
Zion is one of the Bible’s earliest names for Jerusalem, mentioned in the Bible when Da...
This church, on a hilltop in the village of Ein Karem near Jerusalem, honors the visit ...
The Dome of the Rock, Islam’s third holiest site, crowns the Temple Mount and the Old C...
The village of Ein Karem, with its picturesque lanes, churches, galleries, craft shops ...
This is the traditional site of the miraculous healing of a paralyzed man by Jesus, as ...
 

 Accommodations

 
Hotel in the eastern part of the city on Salah e-Din Street. There are 54 rooms availab...
A historic, world famous Hotel, located in the heart of Jerusalem, with all amenities, ...
The Ambassador Hotel, built in 1952, is one of the first modern hotels in East Jerusale...
A luxury hotel located a few minutes from the Old City. The hotel's Primavera gourmet r...
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