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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 museum depicting the history of excavations in the Ophel and in the areas south and...
The Cardo, running beneath today’s Jewish Quarter in Old Jerusalem, was the city’s main...
This wall, carefully preserved amid modern construction in Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter g...
A church built in the 19th century, with colorful carpets and paintings describing the ...
Abu Ghosh is a picturesque village of 5,000, just a few minutes’ drive west of Jerusale...
Museum displays Islamic art since the 7th century. Earthenware, glassware and decorativ...
 

 Accommodations

 
​In The Hotel 28 rooms.
​The hotel is situated in the core of the center of down town Jerusalem, within walking...
​The hotel is located in the center of the city, close to tourist attractions, shopping...
​At the center of Jerusalem, adjacent to King George St.. 48 rooms.
 

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