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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

 
Ecclesiastical complex on top of Mount Tabor, identified by Christians as the place whe...
Franciscan church and monastery on top of Jaffa Hill, built at the end of the 19th cent...
The museum depicting the history of excavations in the Ophel and in the areas south and...
Square containing an exhibit of the history of Damascus Gate (Sha'ar Sh'hem,) an import...
The Room of the Last Supper – The Coenaculum. According to Christian tradition, already...
Catholic church of the Benedictine Fathers, built between the years 1900-1910. Accordin...
 

 Accommodations

 
The hotel is designed like an ancient castle and offers a variety of rooms and suites. ...
Hotel in the center of the Hadar neighborhood, opposite the Mashbir department store. I...
The Crowne Plaza Haifa hotel is a classic boutique hotel which is located at the cent...
Three-story structure surrounded by trees and rich greenery. Whirlpool and sauna on sit...
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