Search
 

 More From Region

 

christian events 3

  /  

January 18-19

For the Eastern churches, this feast denotes Christ’s baptism in the Jordan River.

On this Page:

Christian events

For the Eastern churches, this feast denotes Christ’s baptism in the Jordan River. Theologically, it is Jesus’ first revelation as the Son of God and the revelation of the Holy Trinity.

Highlights of the feast

The baptismal site of Qasr el-Yahud on the Jordan River, east of Jericho -
Morning of the 18th - A procession of clergy and pilgrims (O) travels down to the river bank. The baptism celebrations are held on the bank of the Jordan River. By submerging a cross in the river, the Patriarch purifies and consecrates the water, which is then sprinkled on crowds of the faithful.

In the afternoon the Ethiopian Orthodox Church celebrates the Baptism in the site. Morning of the 19th - The Baptismal celebrations of the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Syrian Orthodox Church are held on the bank of the Jordan River.

Related sites worth visiting:

  • Mount of Temptation and Qarantal Monastery above Jericho*.
  • Monastery of St. Gerasimos, in the “Desert of the Jordan” - a station on the pilgrims’ route to the Jordan.
  • Qumran - site of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

*Under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority.

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



 

 Sites & Attractions

 
Tel Lachish Walking the path up to biblical Tel Lachish, surrounded by the vineyards g...
Part of the residential quarter, preserved from Herodian times. The findings indicate t...
Susya At this ancient mountain village on the edge of the desert you’ll see remains o...
Fortress within the walls of the Old City which is a complex of towers surrounded by a ...
Mikveh Israel Agricultural School Mikveh Israel was founded in 1870 to teach a new way...
Two public parks along Jerusalem Boulevard: The Cactus Garden includes 600 species of c...
 

 Accommodations

 
​Howard Johnson Shalom Hotel is located in Tel Aviv, facing the Mediterranean sea and o...
The structure was built by the Scottish Church in 1894 as a hospital. In 1959, it was t...
​The Dan Panorama is ideally located on Tel Aviv's lively seafront and provides the per...
​Luxury compound containing two luxury suites with all the amenities. Large pool area h...
Christian Events