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September 2015

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Return of the Icon of the Virgin (O)

The return of the Icon marks the end of the Feast of the Dormition.

 

Highlights of the feast

Jerusalem, Gethsemane - Morning - The Icon of the Virgin is returned in a procession from the Tomb of Mary in Gethsemane to its domicile in the Christian Quarter near the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

 

 

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Nativity of Mary (C)

The birth of the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus.

As Virgin Mary’s mother, St. Anne occupies a position of eminence among Christian saints.

St. Anne’s Church is built on the site of St. Anne’s house and the Virgin Mary’s birthplace.

 

Highlights of the feast

Jerusalem - Morning - St. Anne’s Catholic Church near the St. Stephen’s Gate (Lions Gate) - a festive Mass.

 

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Nativity of Mary (O)

Highlights of the feast

Jerusalem - Morning - St. Anne’s Orthodox Church near the St. Stephen’s Gate (Lions’ Gate) - a festive Divine Liturgy.

 

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Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (O,Eth)

This day commemorates the Exaltation of the Cross after its finding by St. Helena and building of the Church  and the return of the Cross from Persian captivity, an event which took place in the 7th century. This is one of the most important feasts of the Church of Jerusalem.

 

Highlights of the feast

September 26 at 20:00, a procession of Clergy and Pilgrims with lights, circumvents the dome of  the Chapel of St. Helena in Deir el-Sultan,  above the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. (Eth)

September 27 in  the morning, a Divine Liturgy is celebrated, followed by a procession led by the Patriarch carrying the Holy Cross to the crypt of the finding of the Cross and concluding on Golgotha. (O)

 

Related sites worth visiting:

The Monastery of the Cross - where the tree of the Holy Cross grew.

 

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Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (O,Eth)

This day commemorates the Exaltation of the Cross after its finding by St. Helena and building of the Church  and the return of the Cross from Persian captivity, an event which took place in the 7th century. This is one of the most important feasts of the Church of Jerusalem.

 

Highlights of the feast

September 26 at 20:00, a procession of Clergy and Pilgrims with lights, circumvents the dome of  the Chapel of St. Helena in Deir el-Sultan,  above the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. (Eth)

September 27 in  the morning, a Divine Liturgy is celebrated, followed by a procession led by the Patriarch carrying the Holy Cross to the crypt of the finding of the Cross and concluding on Golgotha. (O)

 

Related sites worth visiting:

The Monastery of the Cross - where the tree of the Holy Cross grew.

 

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Feast of Tabernacles

The International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem annually hosts a Christian celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem.

This is the largest annual Evangelical event in Israel. The program of events features the popular Jerusalem March, cultural performances, prayer, inspirational speakers as well as dynamic musical performances.

From the Scriptures

John Chapter 7

"14 About the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and began teaching. 15 The Jews therefore marveled, saying, 'How is it that this man has learning, when he has never studied?' 16 So Jesus answered them, 'My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me. 17 If anyone's will is to do God's will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority. 18 The one who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood.'"

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Feast of Tabernacles

The International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem annually hosts a Christian celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem.

This is the largest annual Evangelical event in Israel. The program of events features the popular Jerusalem March, cultural performances, prayer, inspirational speakers as well as dynamic musical performances.

From the Scriptures

John Chapter 7

"14 About the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and began teaching. 15 The Jews therefore marveled, saying, 'How is it that this man has learning, when he has never studied?' 16 So Jesus answered them, 'My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me. 17 If anyone's will is to do God's will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority. 18 The one who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood.'"