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Beginning of Lent


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

A church built in the 19th century, with colorful carpets and paintings describing the ...
Large, well-lit cave in the wall of the Old City, which was a quarry in the days of the...
The Menachem Begin Heritage Center Museum presents the dramatic life story of former Pr...
The ancient Monastery of the Cross, located in the Valley of the Cross in central Jerus...
A sign-posted promenade descending from Dung Gate along the Ofel excavation sites, reac...
The Herzl Museum You’ll follow an on-screen actor through the museum’s four rooms as h...


A historic, world famous Hotel, located in the heart of Jerusalem, with all amenities, ...
Hotel in the eastern part of the city on Salah e-Din Street. There are 54 rooms availab...
Guest house has four rooms, banquet hall, lobby and classrooms.
The Dan Boutique Jerusalem Hotel is a hotel with a contemporary interior design combini...





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