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Thursday, February 16 2017

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The Feast day of St. Simeon (O)

When Jesus was brought to the Temple by his parents after his birth, Saint Simeon the Righteous spoke the prophetic words: “Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation.” (Luke 2: 30).

 

Highlights of the feast

Jerusalem; The Orthodox Patriarchate and congregation celebrate the feast in the traditional location of the house of St. Simeon in Katamon, Jerusalem.

 

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In the Valley of David and Goliath

A mysterious city with two gates, that existed 3,000 years ago, was discovered in Khirbet Qeiyafa, in the Elah Valley. Who were its inhabitants - Philistines, Canaanites or king David's subjects?

A new exhibition in the Bible Lands Museum, will unearth for the very first time unique finding including inscriptions, cultic shrines and more.

Until this day, the battle between David and Goliath is one of the most renowned stories, that survived through time. Now, visitor can acquaint themselves to the 3,000 year old fortified city that may be the ancient biblical Sha'arayim ( 'two gates' in Hebrew).

The exhibition will take place in the Bible Lands Museum, and is now open for visitors