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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 Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall is a microcosm of the multifaceted city of Jerusalem. A ...
Tucked away in a quite charming corner in the heart of Jerusalem's city center, lies th...
Antiquities museum containing a rich collection of archaeological findings from excavat...
The Time Elevator Jerusalem is a journey through the rich 3,000 year history of Jerusal...
A sign-posted promenade descending from Dung Gate along the Ofel excavation sites, reac...
A wide space on the Mount of Olives, above the Jewish cemetery, from which there is a v...
 

 Accommodations

 
​Bayit Vagan Guesthouse This guesthouse is located in Jerusalem's tranquil, country-sty...
Located in a magical setting overlooking the old city walls, in the heart of the centra...
Intimate hotel part of which was built in 1948. Breakfast is served in the hotel dining...
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