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Benedictine Monastery of Abu Gosh

Benedictine Monastery of Abu Gosh

The Abbey of St. Mary of the Resurrection, also known as the Church of the Resurrection or the Crusaders, is a monastery located in the town of Abu Gosh, very close to the Saxum Visitor Center. It rises above an ancient spring where, in Roman

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, is one of the holiest days of the year for Jews. It marks the end of ten days of repentance that began on Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year), and offers the possibility of the remission of sins.

Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Many people heard of our Lady of Mt. Carmel, whose feast is celebrated July 16, but not many know where she is. The city of Haifa, in northern Israel, sprawls over the small mountain range of Mt. Carmel, which ends in the Mediterranean Sea. On

Lent in the Holy Land

Lent in the Holy Land

All around the world, the forty days of Lent are filled with different ways to prepare for Easter, and the actual place where the events of Holy Week took place is no exception. Here, the Franciscans of the Custody of the Holy Land organize various

Do you know what Passover is?

Do you know what Passover is?

Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, is a Jewish holiday dating back to Biblical times, and is the first of the three annual pilgrimages that Jews had to make to the Temple when it existed and where they offered sacrifices. Passover lasts seven days and begins
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