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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 Coenaculum marks the site of the "upper room," where the Last Supper of J...
This church, on top of the Mount of Olives, is built over a cave in which tradition say...
This Russian Orthodox church on the Mount of Olives was built in 1895 by Czar Alexander...
A picturesque lane in Ein Karem, southwest of Jerusalem leads to the Church of John the...
This gate, in the eastern Temple Mount wall, is also called the Gate of Mercy or the Ea...
In 1884 the British General Gordon identified this site as Golgotha. Subsequent excavat...
 

 Accommodations

 
The Prima Kings is a famous landmark in the historical mecca of Jerusalem.
Hotel with accessorized rooms and suites with Internet access, among other features. Th...
The veteran hotel is located in the center of Jerusalem, in close proximity to the city...
This unique pink quartz stone building was constructed at the end of the 1920’s to be I...
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