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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

 
Four restored synagogues in the heart of Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter. Built under Muslim...
The City of David Archaeological Park encompasses Jerusalem’s earliest remains – from t...
Alrov Mamila Avenue is a new commercial- cultural complex situated opposite the Jaffa ...
The Mount Scopus Botanical Garden is an important ecological center housing plants that...
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’...
 

 Accommodations

 
Guest units surrounded by a grassy area, with balconies facing the Jerusalem hills and ...
Hotel with accessorized rooms and suites with Internet access, among other features. Th...
The hotel is located within 20 minutes walking distance from the Old City, the Western ...
Hotel next to many tourist sites offering various rooms, some facing the Old City, and ...
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