President of Israel Reuven Rivlin Visits the Baptismal Site at Jordan River

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 21/3/19 On Tuesday, March 19, His Excellency Mr. Reuven Rivlin, the President of the State of Israel met with the Heads of Churches, visiting the Baptismal Site Qasr Al-Yehud at the Jordan River near Jericho. His Eminence Archbishop Sevan Gharibian, the Grand Sacristan, the Very Reverend Father Koryoun Baghdasarian, ...

Patriarch-Archbishop Nourhan Manougian leads Armenian Orthodox Epiphany Celebrations at Jordan River

Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 26/1/17 Sunday the 22nd of January we celebrated the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ at the banks of the Jordan River, near Jericho. The Ceremony was led by Patriarch-Archbishop Nourhan Manougian of Jerusalem. A large number of Armenians, both local and non-locals joined the annual pilgrimage on both sides of ...

PHOTO Cold Hands, Warm Hearts: Russians Brave the Cold to Celebrate Orthodox Epiphany

Sputniknews - 21/1/17 Along with Easter, Epiphany is one of the oldest Christian holidays, celebrated by Orthodox Christians in Russia during the night of January 18. The traditional rite of mass bathing is performed on the Epiphany to commemorate the baptism of Jesus Christ in the waters of the Jordan River. According to Russia's Ministry of Emergency ...

Sermon on the Epiphany by St John – Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco the Miracle-Worker

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 18/1/17 As we celebrate the Epiphany, we remember how God revealed himself as the Trinity, that Jesus appeared to the people as Christ. Where did Christ appear Hos did He begin His mission? Did He enter a great city ...

Appeal by Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), Chief of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, to the Pilgrims and Benefactors of its Monasteries in the Holy Land

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - August 2016 DONATE TO HALO TRUST The Russian Ecclesiastical Mission -Memo "Jordan Baptismal Site" Please make checks payable to: R.E.M. 75 E. 93rd St. New York, NY 10128 By God’s grace, not long ago we lived to see another Holiday of Holidays, ...

DE- MINING THE BAPTISM SITE WITH THE HALO TRUST

HALO TRUST -Anna Koulouris - July 2016 DONATE NOW Every day of the year, pilgrims from around the world can be seen filling shrines of the Holy Land, stepping in, touching and venerating the sites where Jesus Christ once was physically present. However, at the Baptism Site on the Jordan River, also known as Qaser al Yahud, eight ...

Baptismal Site will be cleared by HALO Trust

The Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - July 2016 CLICK HERE TO DONATE We would like to ask your attention and support for the following project: Christ was baptized by John the Baptist in the river Jordan, somewhere near Jericho. Since centuries Christianity has visited Jordan River in that area, a location called Qasr al Yahud, to celebrate ...

SUPPORT CLEARING LANDMINES AT THE BAPTISM SITE

THE HALO TRUST - July 2016 CLICK HERE TO DONATE KEY FACTS The minefield covers over 55 hectares (136 acres) There are an estimated 3,800 mines to be cleared The clearance will take up to two years It will cost about $4 million Over 300,000 tourists visit the site each year As a result of the conflict, the site of the Baptism of Christ, ...

People Don’t Fast Because They Don’t Know the Meaning of Lent – Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - April 2016 For many people, Great Lent is a time, let's be honest, of difficulty and sorrow. Statistics show that every year only 3-5% of those who call themselves Orthodox Christians observe Lent, and even those don't adhere to ...

A Dutch Journey to Armenian Orthodoxy

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OCP News Service Katinka - 16/5/15 'Seek and ye shall find' - Katinka's Journey to the Armenian Orthodox Church.  The priest who served as a guard, welcomed me cordially in French “Ah, vous êtes la Hollandaise, entrez, entrez!” I thanked him friendly, and walked into the quarter. The tom-tom supposedly worked fine. I walked across the open square, passing ...

FEAST OF ABBA GERASIMUS OF THE JORDAN

On Tuesday, the 4th/17th March of 2015, the Patriarchate observed the memory of Hosios Gerasimus of the Jordan at the Monastery founded by him during the 5th c. AD, in the desert of the West Bank of the Jordan River. The Monastery was founded by Abba Gerasimus on the Holy Land, after he had led an ...

New Armenian Orthodox Baptismal Church to be Consecrated on the banks of Jordan River

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Dept. of Press and Information The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem 28/10/14 Armenian Quarter - Jerusalem: At the end of this month, at the river Jordan bank in Jordan, the Armenian Baptismal Church of St. Garabed will be consecrated. His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan donated property for the Church to the Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate ...

Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea

14/1/14 Basil was born during the reign of Emperor Constantine. While still unbaptized, Basil spent fifteen years in Athens where he studied philosophy, rhetoric, astronomy and all other secular sciences of that time. His colleagues at that time were Gregory the Theologian and Julian, later the apostate emperor. In his mature years he was baptized in ...

Orthodox Christians mark Epiphany holiday – Photos

A Belarus Orthodox believer plunges into icy waters as a priest blesses him on the eve of the Epiphany holiday in Pilnitsa some 30 km outside Minsk, on January 18, 2013. Thousands of believers jumpe into holes cut in ice, braving freezing temperatures, on January 18 and early on January 19 to mark Epiphany, when they take part in a baptism ceremony. VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images

A woman crosses herself while bathing in the ice cold water of the Moskva River, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Thousands of Russian Orthodox Church followers on Friday and Saturday will plunge into icy rivers and ponds across the country to mark the upcoming Epiphany, cleansing themselves with water deemed holy for the ...

The Jordan River

  Konstantinos Koutroubas -5/1/13 The Jordan River St. Matthew 3:13-17 At that time cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.  But John forbad Him, saying, I have need to be baptized of Thee, and comest Thou to me?  And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh ...

President Putin attends the opening of a Pilgrims House near the Jordan River

On June 26, 2012, during his visit to Jordan, Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the inauguration of a Pilgrims House for Russian pilgrims in the territory of the religious and archaeological preserve ‘The Place of the Baptism of Jesus Christ on the Jordan River’. Participating in the ceremony from the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem were His ...

Settlers breach closed Israeli military zone near Jordan

14/12/2011 OCCUPIED JERUSALEM (Agencies) - Some 30 Jewish settlers broke into a Christian baptismal site late Monday in a closed military zone along the Jordanian-Israeli border to stage a protest, Agence France-Presse reported. The Associated Press reported that the radical settlers cut a fence to enter the closed military zone along the border with Jordan on Monday ...

Israel openes the traditional baptism site of Jesus for daily Visits

13/7/2011 Israel opened the traditional baptism site of Jesus to daily visits Tuesday, a move that required the cooperation of Israel’s military and the removal of nearby mines in the West Bank along the border with Jordan. The location, where many believe John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the waters of the Jordan River, is one ...

Medvedev takes dip in Jordan River to mark Epiphany

19/01/2011 Russian President Dmitry Medvedev took an Epiphany dip in the holy waters of the Jordan River on Wednesday. Epiphany, also know as Theophany, is one of the Great Christian Feasts. The Russian Orthodox Church celebrates it on January 19 in line with the Julian calendar. The Russian leader visited a Russian Orthodox center for pilgrims, currently being ...