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Pilgrimage to the Baptism Site on the River Jordan

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October 27

The Friars of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land arrange the pilgrimage to the Jordan River. This tradition is unique to the Holy Land, unrelated to the worldwide Catholic feasts of Baptism.

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Pilgrimage to the Baptism Site on the River Jordan

The Friars of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land arrange the pilgrimage to the Jordan River. This tradition is unique to the Holy Land, unrelated to the worldwide Catholic feasts of Baptism.

Highlights of the feast

The event takes place at Qasr-el Yahud, east of Jericho, the site of Jesus’ Baptism. A procession takes the faithful to the Catholic Chapel on the riverbank, where a Mass is celebrated.

Related sites worth visiting:

  • Mount of Temptation and Qarantal Monastery above Jericho*


*Under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority.

 

 Visiting the site/s may require special arrangements, including coordination for transportation and guides



 

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