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Friday, August 25 2017

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Towards the Dormition - Procession of the Icon (O)

This event marks the beginning of the long feast of the Virgin Mary’s Dormition. On this day, the icon of the Virgin Mary is carried in a procession to her tomb. Prayers and rites will be held in the Church of the Tomb of Mary, throughout the remainder of the week.

Highlights of the feast
Jerusalem - From the nearby Church of the Holy Sepulchre to the Church of the Tomb of Mary in Gethsemane - The nocturnal procession departs from “Metochion of Gethsemane” located opposite the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It passes through the market and along the Via Dolorosa, and exits the city to reach the church of the Tomb of Mary in Gethsemane at dawn.

Related sites worth visiting:
Church of St. Mary Magdalene on Mount of Olives.


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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