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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 ...
The Dome of the Rock, Islam’s third holiest site, crowns the Temple Mount and the Old C...
This church, on a hilltop in the village of Ein Karem near Jerusalem, honors the visit ...
Zion is one of the Bible’s earliest names for Jerusalem, mentioned in the Bible when Da...
Jews have sought since antiquity to be buried on the Mount of Olives, where according t...
The Kidron Valley is one of Jerusalem’s most sacred locales, due to its location betwee...
 

Accommodations

 
A luxury hotel located a few minutes from the Old City. The hotel's Primavera gourmet r...
Exceptional facilities, outstanding service and elegant accommodations characterize the...
Renovated hotel in the heart of the city near tourist attractions and recreation sites....
The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel is situated in the heart of modern Jerusalem, overlooking Lib...
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