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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

 
In 1884 the British General Gordon identified this site as Golgotha. Subsequent excavat...
This gate, in the eastern Temple Mount wall, is also called the Gate of Mercy or the Ea...
Alrov Mamila Avenue is a new commercial- cultural complex situated opposite the Jaffa ...
A picturesque lane in Ein Karem, southwest of Jerusalem leads to the Church of John the...
This Russian Orthodox church on the Mount of Olives was built in 1895 by Czar Alexander...
The Mount Scopus Botanical Garden is an important ecological center housing plants that...
 

 Accommodations

 
The Grand Court hotel located at East Jerusalem and just few minutes walk from the Old ...
The Zippori Center,which is located in the heart of Jerusalem Forest,(close to Yad Vash...
The Jerusalem Gate Hotel is located by the entrance to the city, It has 9 floors, 298 ...
The modern, stylish, classic European desighed Ein Kerem Hotel, is located near Ein Ker...
 

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