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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

 
Catholic church of the Benedictine Fathers, built between the years 1900-1910. Accordin...
The Room of the Last Supper – The Coenaculum. According to Christian tradition, already...
Square containing an exhibit of the history of Damascus Gate (Sha'ar Sh'hem,) an import...
The museum depicting the history of excavations in the Ophel and in the areas south and...
Franciscan church and monastery on top of Jaffa Hill, built at the end of the 19th cent...
The winery was established in 1998 and it produces around 10,000 bottles annually. The ...
 

 Accommodations

 
​The Beresheet hotel, part of the Isrotel Exclusive Collection, is located amid a breat...
Set at the foot of Massada, one of Israel’s most popular parks, the HI-Massada Hostel i...
​Among the oldest guest rooms in the northern Negev, a quality site of guest rooms whic...
​located on the outskirts of a beautiful nature reserve, a one hour drive from Tel-Aviv...
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