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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

 
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...
A museum campus housing pavilions presenting artifacts from ancient cultures in Israel....
Site of a Church since at least the 6th century, this spot is believed to be the locati...
Built in 1893, The Ethiopian Church is a charming island of tranquility 10 minutes walk...
For centuries, Jews have streamed to the Tomb of King David on Mount Zion in Jerusalem ...
 

 Accommodations

 
Located in the heart of the city with magnificent views of the Old City walls, the Towe...
Since 1964 Commodore Hotel is located on the road going up to Mt. of Olives in a perfec...
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 ...
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