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March 2013

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The finding of the Head of St. John the Baptist atop Mount of Olives (O)

St. John the Baptist was beheaded. His head, buried at a hidden spot on the Mount of Olives, was miraculously found a couple of centuries later.

 

Highlights of the feast

The Russian Orthodox Monastery on the Mount of Olives: Day time - Divine Liturgy is celebrated in honor of the feast in the sanctuary and in the spacious grounds of the Monastery.

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The Feast of Annunciation in Nazareth (C)

Denotes the angel Gabriel’s revelation to Mary that she would conceive a child, Jesus Christ.

 

Highlights of the feast

On the afternoon of March 24th, a procession marches along Paul VI Street to the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth. The Patriarch is accompanied in procession by members of the Scouts. Vespers are  held upon arrival at the Church of Annunciation.

On March 25th a Mass is held at the Church, above the Grotto of Annunciation.

 

Related sites worth visiting:

  • The International Marian Center in Nazareth.
  • Nazareth Village - reconstructed first-century Nazareth.
  • St. Joachim & Anne Convent in Sephoris.

 

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The Feast of Annunciation in Nazareth (C)

Denotes the angel Gabriel’s revelation to Mary that she would conceive a child, Jesus Christ.

 

Highlights of the feast

On the afternoon of March 24th, a procession marches along Paul VI Street to the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth. The Patriarch is accompanied in procession by members of the Scouts. Vespers are  held upon arrival at the Church of Annunciation.

On March 25th a Mass is held at the Church, above the Grotto of Annunciation.

 

Related sites worth visiting:

  • The International Marian Center in Nazareth.
  • Nazareth Village - reconstructed first-century Nazareth.
  • St. Joachim & Anne Convent in Sephoris.

 

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