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Travelers flock to site of Jesus' baptism

Pilgrims, religious leaders to celebrate annual Feast of Epiphany at Qasr al-Yahud in Jordan River, considered third most important holy site for Christians

Travelers, Christian pilgrims and religious leaders from around the world will visit the Qasr al-Yahud holy site in the Jordan River, considered the third most important holy site for Christians, to celebrate the annual Feast of the Epiphany, on Tuesday, January 18.


The festival, which celebrates Jesus' baptism in the Jordan River as stated in the New Testament, also takes place at the site where the ancient Israelites crossed the Jordan River when entering Canaan approximately 3,500-years-ago.


The holy site, which receives tens of thousands of visitors per year, has undergone renovations to improve access and navigability for travelers and is now open to individuals and groups 365 days per year.



פרסום ראשון: 01.16.11, 07:48
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