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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 Tomb of Mary, the mother of Jesus, is marked by one of Jerusalem’s most venerable c...
Along the charming hillside paths through the gardens of the Russian Orthodox Gorney Co...
The landmark Tower of the Ascension, atop the Mount of Olives, marks the site where Jes...
The Holy Trinity Cathedral rises from the midst of busy downtown Jerusalem, one block e...
St. Mark’s belongs to one of the most ancient Christian denominations in the Holy Land:...
The ancient Monastery of the Cross, located in the Valley of the Cross in central Jerus...
 

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Rimonim Shalom Jerusalem is situated on the slopes of the Bayit Vegan neighborhood - cl...
​Located in the center of New Jerusalem, within walking distance (10 minutes) to the Ol...
​Rising above the entrance to Jerusalem, The Jerusalem Park Plaza is the gateway to the...
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