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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

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

Accommodations

The luxury hotel of Le Meridien Dead Sea Hotel is the largest of all the Dead Sea hotel...
Spa hotel whose rooms face the landscape of the Dead Sea or the mountains of the Judean...
Hotel with various rooms which face the sea, some with whirlpools on the terrace. Facil...
Rooms and suites face the Dead Sea. The hotel's spa includes Dead Sea water pools, dry ...
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