Revive the experience of baptism or anointment in the Holy Land in the waters of Jordan River.
Yardenit Baptismal Site is a incredible place to remember the steps of the Messiah before was proclaimed the Messiah of Israel.
Site site is prepared to absorve thousand of people by day and millions by year, Yardenit is unmissable in your journey to the Holy Land.
Visited by millions od people every year, Yardenit Baptism Site is situated on the western bank of the Jordan River, at the Southern tip of the Sea of Galilee. Million of tourists and pilgrims, who come to experience the tranquility and spiritual beauty of the Jordan river waters in which Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. The most traditional site is near to Jericho but Yardenit is more appropriated to visitors, the site have a special biblical significance.
“In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And when he came up out of water, immediately he saw the heavens opened and the Spirit descending upon him like a dove, and a voice came from heaven; ‘Thou art my beloved Son, with thee I am well pleased.” Mark 1:9-11
Pilgrims in Yardenit are greeted by this verse from Mark’s Gospel of the baptism of Jesus in more than 80 languages and dialects around the World, handmade painted tiles by Israeli-Armenian artist Hagop Antreassian.
The entrance to Yardenit is free of charge but limited by hours. Visitors can rent or purchase baptism robes on site. The site includes Peaceful corners for individuals prayers and largest groups.
Millions of people visit the site to celebrate the baptism to the New Life.
“After these things Jesus went away to the other side of the sea of Galilee — that is, the sea of Tiberias. Some other boats, however, came from Tiberias near to the place where they had taken the bread after the Lord had given praise. After these things Jesus let himself be seen again by the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and it came about in this way.”
(John 6:1, 23; 21:1 BBE)
During the 7th century, St. Willibald saw many churches as well as the synagogue of the Jews in Tiberias. During and after the Crusader periods, the difficulty of visiting the surroundings of the lake in safety led many memories to be concentrated on Tiberias. A well-preserved ancient church from the Crusader period can be found in the city today. The church was restored in 1870 and is the present-day church of St. Peter on the lake shore is dedicated to the bestowal of the primacy: “Tend my sheep” in John 21,16. One of latest words of Jesus before taken to the Heaven.