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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

The village of Ein Karem, with its picturesque lanes, churches, galleries, craft shops ...
This is the traditional site of the miraculous healing of a paralyzed man by Jesus, as ...
The Temple Mount is sacred as Mount Moriah, where Abraham offered Isaac. Jewish traditi...
Bethphage, on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives, is where Jesus began his triump...
Botanical gardens in the heart of Jerusalem that include 10,000 varieties of flora impo...
The Western Wall is the last remnant of Jerusalem’s Second Temple, which was destroyed ...

Accommodations

​Bayit Vagan Guesthouse This guesthouse is located in Jerusalem's tranquil, country-sty...
​Located in the heart of Jerusalem, overlooking the biblical landscape of Jerusalem. A ...
​In The Hotel 28 rooms.
​The hotel is situated in the core of the center of down town Jerusalem, within walking...
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