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Feast of the Assumption

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August 15

The Virgin Mary’s Dormition and Assumption. The belief that Mary, Mother of Jesus, “fell asleep” and was assumed to heaven is associated with Mary’s theological status as the Mother of God.

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Mount Zion

The Virgin Mary’s Dormition and Assumption. The belief that Mary, Mother of Jesus, “fell asleep” and was assumed to heaven is associated with Mary’s theological status as the Mother of God.

Highlights of the festivity

Jerusalem, Church of the Dormition on Mount Zion and the Church of the Tomb of the Virgin Mary in Gethsemane.


 

Sites & Attractions

 
Large, well-lit cave in the wall of the Old City, which was a quarry in the days of the...
Avshalom’s Shrine. An ornate monument from the first century BCE, said to be the tomb o...
Memorial established on the Jordanian military post, with a permanent exhibition on the...
The House of Representatives of the State of Israel, comprising a plenary, conference r...
. Mount Herzl. The State of Israel’s national cemetery was named after the state visio...
An academic branch of Brigham Young University for Middle Eastern Studies, built at the...
 

Accommodations

 
Luxury hotel offering both suites and family rooms, all facing the sea or the swimming-...
The hotel has rooms for couples and families, a swimming-pool and a bar, and provides b...
Family hotel close to the sea shore, and within a walking distance from the shopping ce...
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