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The Great Saturday

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April 23

The Holy Light ceremony, a celebration preceding Jesus' resurrection, is unique and particular to the Church of Jerusalem.

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The Holy Light ceremony The Holy Light ceremony, a celebration preceding Jesus' resurrection, is unique and particular to the Church of Jerusalem.

Highlights of the feast

Jerusalem - Church of The Holy Sepulchre and its vicinity:
Multitudes of pilgrims fill in the streets of the Old City in anticipation of the Holy Light that emerges from Jesus' tomb (access may be limited).
Earlier in the morning - Easter vigil service in the Church of The Holy Sepulchre (C).
Afternoon - Easter service in Arabic with Hebrew translation at the Garden Tomb (P).
 

 Sites & Attractions

 
Monastery of the Order of the Sisters of Zion on Via Dolorosa in the Old City. Part of ...
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...
 

 Accommodations

 
Seafront hotel with private beach at the southern end of Acre. Rooms face the Mediterra...
. The Colony Hotel Haifa is situated in the German Colony, the restored historic cente...
The Ein Gedi Hostel offers views of the Dead Sea and the magnificent cliffs of the Jude...
Located in the heart of the city with magnificent views of the Old City walls, the Towe...
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