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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

 
Bethphage, on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives, is where Jesus began his triump...
Two years after the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967, a no-man’s land between the Ne...
The Isaac Kaplan Old Yishuv Court Museum, located in a 500-year-old house in Jerusalem’...
Nakhalat Shiva is a picturesque neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem, with architecture s...
In the heart of a neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem, the largest open market in Israel...
The Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall is a microcosm of the multifaceted city of Jerusalem. A ...
 

 Accommodations

 
Jerusalem Gardens Hotel features 182 rooms, suites and family rooms,all with a balcony ...
The Grand Court hotel located at East Jerusalem and just few minutes walk from the Old ...
The Zippori Center,which is located in the heart of Jerusalem Forest,(close to Yad Vash...
The Jerusalem Gate Hotel is located by the entrance to the city, It has 9 floors, 298 ...
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