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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

 
Mishkenot She’ananim When this complex was built in 1860 as the first Jewish neighborh...
This is the traditional site of the miraculous healing of a paralyzed man by Jesus, as ...
Jewish Quarter The Jewish Quarter combines dramatic evidence of Jerusalem’s most signi...
The Temple Mount is sacred as Mount Moriah, where Abraham offered Isaac. Jewish traditi...
Bethphage, on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives, is where Jesus began his triump...
The Shrine of the Book is in the Israel Museum campus and houses some of the Dead Sea S...
 

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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...
Exceptional facilities, outstanding service and elegant accommodations characterize the...
This unique pink quartz stone building was constructed at the end of the 1920’s to be I...
 

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