YARDENIT- THE BAPTISMAL SITE - JORDAN RIVER
Holy land Gift Pack- Jordan River Water , Jerusalem's Stones and Galilee Olive Oil
In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens opened and the Spirit descending upon him like a dove, and a voice came from heaven: "Thou are my beloved son;with thee I am well pleased". (Mark 1, 9-11)
The Yardenit Baptism Site
Yardenit is one of the traditional sites where Jesus could have been baptized. At Yardenit, where the Sea of Galilee flows into the southern Jordan River, steps and hand rails have been provided so that Christian pilgrims can be baptized in the Jordan River safely. Christian pilgrims clad in white robes enter the river to the sound of prayers and hymns.
Baptism of Jesus
The Book of Matthew does not describe where exactly Jesus was baptized by John (Mat 3:13-17) and there are different traditions. Some believe that Jesus was baptized in the Galilee where Yardenit is today; others consider Al-Maghtas on the Jordanian side as the true site and others hold Qasr el Yahud near Jericho to be the true baptismal site. However all traditions agree that the baptism took place at some point in the Jordan River.
These elements represent a deep spiritual value to the Christians world wide. The Olive Oil represent the anointing of the sick in many verses (Mark 6 :13) The Earth from Bethlehem carries spiritual value of the Holy Land ( Mark 4: 8) Water of the Jordan water carries spiritual values of baptism (1 Corinthians : 12 :13)
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