Yardenit (diminutive form of Yarden, meaning “little Jordan”) is a popular Baptist site. This is where the water flows into the Jordan River and eventually flows into the Dead Sea that is located over 100km away. Christians believe that this is the site where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.
Many pilgrims visit specially and receive blessings from their priest or minister while standing in the water in white robes. There is a nearby Visitors Center, run by the neighboring Kibbutz Kinneret which is home to a souvenir shop, restaurant, showers, changing rooms and baptismal pools.
At the entrance is the “Wall of New Life” which was created by an Armenian artist, Hagop Antreassian. It is called so because Christians believe that baptism changes one’s life and brings one closer to Jesus, thereby becoming a new person.
The Yardenit is open daily and the entrance is free of charge. For those wanting to be baptized, one must wear a white baptismal robe that can be bought or rented, along with towels in the souvenir shop.
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