Christian pilgrims take a dip at baptismal site

Orthodox Christians visit the Jordan River, where John the Baptist is believed to have baptized Jesus in a pre-Easter ritual.

By REUTERS
April 21, 2011 13:49

jordan river baptism 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Orthodox Christian pilgrims and nuns gathered for a dip in the Jordan River on Wednesday in a pre-Easter ceremony.

The worshipers submerged themselves in the waters of the river at the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud, where it is believed John the Baptist baptized Jesus.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


The baptismal site is located close to Jericho.



Related Content

Riot
August 31, 2014
Rioting resumes throughout east Jerusalem Saturday night

By DANIEL K. EISENBUD