Yardenit; Pilgrims from the all over the world come to the Holy Land and to the Yardenit site for a specific purpose: to walk in the footsteps of Jesus and to be baptized.
“Yarden”, in Hebrew, is the River Jordan. This site is believed to have been the site at which Jesus had been baptized at, on the Jordan River.
The river flows into the Dead Sea and is considered to be one of the world‘s most sacred rivers. It originates from the slopes of Mount Hermon, in the north of Israel.
Along its course, the Jordan feeds two lakes: the “Hula” and the Sea of Galilee.
The Yardenit, is one of the important baptismal sites in Israel.
At the site, baptismal rites are conducted in a different manner than in Christian churches; it is carried out in the very same simple, modest ad humble manner that Jesus had done in the past: by following him through the waters of the river and thus getting baptized.
Another Baptismal site, more of a dipping experience/ Immersion, in is “Kasser-El-Yahud”, in the Jordan Valley; “Habikaa” in Hebrew.
For more information, please visit the Yardenit’s formal website at: http://www.yardenit.com/
In the vicinity of this site you may also want to visit Safed; Rosh-Pinna; the Golan Heights or Nazareth…