Christian tradition holds that the baptism site of Jesus was along the Jordan river, near Jericho. Yet between 1967 and 1994 the site was the border between two countries in war, Israel and Jordan.
For this reason, in the 1970s Israel developed an alternative site for baptism ceremonies in the Jordan river, near the Sea of Galilee. Called Yardenit, the facility provides comfortable access to the water, white robes, changing rooms, and will even video the ceremony.
Despite the fact that the traditional baptism site near Jericho was reopened in 2011, many Christian groups still favor conducting Baptism ceremonies at Yardenit.
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Our Friends, Sergio and Rhoda, Documenting the Baptism of Rhoda’s sister at “Yardenit”
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