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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 landmark Tower of the Ascension, atop the Mount of Olives, marks the site where Jes...
The Holy Trinity Cathedral rises from the midst of busy downtown Jerusalem, one block e...
St. Mark’s belongs to one of the most ancient Christian denominations in the Holy Land:...
The House of Representatives of the State of Israel, comprising a plenary, conference r...
The ancient Monastery of the Cross, located in the Valley of the Cross in central Jerus...
There are three Churches of the Ascension built on the Mount of Olives, and this chapel...
 

 Accommodations

 
The Agron Guest House is situated in the heart of the Jerusalem and as such it is ideal...
Harmony Hotel is a boutiqe hotel with 50 rooms facing the roofs and the uniqe alles of ...
The Prima Royale is an exclusive hotel designed specifically to serve business traveler...
Located in the heart of the city with magnificent views of the Old City walls, the Towe...
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