The Yardenit Baptisimal Site & Holy Water

The Yardenit Baptisimal Site & Holy Water

The Yardenit Baptisimal site, the holy location where Jesus was baptized by John  the Baptist, is situated on the banks of the Jordan River, at the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee.

Over half a million tourists and pilgrims visit the site annually, anticipating a divine experience of tranquility and spirituality in the healing waters.

Jesus practiced and preached across this part of the Holy Land, which also includes a range of sites with biblical significance.

The Yardenit Baptisimal site offers pilgrims and tourists a serene and spiritual setting for baptisim.

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

Visitors to Yardenit are greeted by this very verse from Mark’s account of the baptism of Jesus in over 80 languages and dialects, depicted in hand painted tiles by Armenian artist Hagop Antreassian on the Wall of New Life.

For those who are unable to visit this site physically, we offer a bottle of its holy waters to you, to accompany your blessing and lit candle in the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

May God bless us all.