Worshippers Re-Enact Baptism Of Jesus Christ In The Jordan River

Worshippers from around the world, Israel and the West Bank made their way down the river bank and immersed themselves in the water, where Christian tradition says John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Some historians identify this spot as the approximate site of the original baptism, situated alongside the international border between Israel and Jordan. In Orthodox tradition, baptism is executed by immersion into the water three times. While baptism can take place year round, the annual ceremony on