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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 ancient Monastery of the Cross, located in the Valley of the Cross in central Jerus...
The Shrine of the Book is in the Israel Museum campus and houses some of the Dead Sea S...
There are three Churches of the Ascension built on the Mount of Olives, and this chapel...
A museum campus housing pavilions presenting artifacts from ancient cultures in Israel....
Dominus Flevit (meaning "The Lord Wept") is a beautiful teardrop chapel which...
This marvelous church is a landmark of the city of Jerusalem, and is the site where the...
 

 Accommodations

 
Jerusalem Gardens Hotel features 182 rooms, suites and family rooms,all with a balcony ...
Since 1964 Commodore Hotel is located on the road going up to Mt. of Olives in a perfec...
Located in the heart of the city with magnificent views of the Old City walls, the Towe...
The Prima Royale is an exclusive hotel designed specifically to serve business traveler...
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