Orthodox Christians mark Theophany at Baptism Site

(Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — The Greek Orthodox Church marked on Friday the annual Theophany at the Baptism Site, on the East Bank of the Jordan River, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. اضافة اعلان

A mass, led by Jordan’s Greek Orthodox Archbishop Christophoros Atallah, was held during the pilgrimage ceremony, alongside various religious officials, ministers, diplomats, and other dignitaries.

During the mass, Archbishop Christophoros said: "Today, at this sacred place, we bear a national and historical spiritual responsibility. With the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River, we as Jordanian Christians have a great responsibility to establish and preserve our presence in our Holy country.”

“We invite everyone today to visit and seek blessings from this place where Jesus Christ walked,” he added. 

According to Christian beliefs, Theophany marks the revelation of Jesus Christ as the son of God through his baptism and the beginning of his public ministry.

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