Tag: baptism

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    The Jordan River is the central location for many sacred stories of Jews, Muslims, and Christians. Modern Christians in particular are known to journey to the site some consider to be the religion’s actual starting point. “Why did they insist to build their churches here? Depending on the Bible, depending on the pilgrims’ accounts and the archeological studies,” says Rustom Mkhjian, assistant director of the Jordan River baptism site, “we know this is the spot where Jesus was baptized and Christianity started.” More

    May 8, 2014 | Comments

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    Gidon Bromberg of Friends of the Earth Middle East says the Jordan River, holy to half of humanity, has become a mixture of sewage water and agricultural runoff unsafe for the pilgrims who come to be baptized in it. More

    October 8, 2010 | Comments

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    “The ancestors passed these songs to us. These are songs that are gifts to us today. So even though these songs were created 150 years ago, we can still use them today,” says Dr. Arthur Jones, a psychologist at the University of Denver. More

    August 26, 2005 | Comments

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    Baptism is an important rite of initiation in the Christian tradition, but the baptism ceremony varies depending upon the denomination. Catholics, Orthodox Christians, and many in the Protestant denominations baptize infants. Baptists and Pentecostal Churches baptize only adults or children old enough to profess their faith. More

    April 13, 2001 | Comments