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Yom Kippur
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.

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Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
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

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Schedule of Masses of St. Josemaria in the Holy Land
Schedule of Masses of St. Josemaria in the Holy Land

Schedule of Masses of St. Josemaria in the Holy Land

Here is the schedule of Masses being celebrated for the feast day of St. Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei, in the Holy Land this year. We hope to see you there! Jerusalem: Saxum Visitor Center. Saturday, June 23, at 17:00. Nazareth: Church of St. Joseph. Friday,

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Archbishop Pizzaballa Visits the Saxum Visitor Center
Archbishop Pizzaballa Visits the Saxum Visitor Center

Archbishop Pizzaballa Visits the Saxum Visitor Center

ABU GHOSH – Last week, on Wednesday, June 6, the Saxum Visitor Center received an important visitor: Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. The archbishop had previously been at Saxum in November 2016 to preside at the Mass of

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Lent in the Holy Land
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

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Do you know what Passover is?
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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December in the Holy Land
December in the Holy Land

December in the Holy Land

During December, apart from Christmas celebrations,many other feasts are celebrated in a special way in the land of Jesus. The month begins with the Novena to the Immaculate Conception. In St. Saviour’s Church, the parish of Jerusalem, a statue of our Lady is placed in

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What’s Hanukkah?
What’s Hanukkah?

What’s Hanukkah?

In December, Jews celebrate Hanukkah or the “feast of the lights” to commemorate a miracle that took place in the Temple, after it had been profaned by the Greeks. The celebration lasts for 8 days, beginning on the 25th of the month Kislev in the Jewish calendar,

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