Baptism and Blessing
“Go, make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:18
We have liturgies and rituals for baptism, reaffirmation of baptism and blessing at the river.
You can have a full immersion in the Jordan river or be sprinkled with water from a baptismal font either at the riverside or in the Lutheran church at the top of the hill with the view over the river and the Holy Land.
The baptism is a fundamental sacrament in the Lutheran tradition. We believe you only need to be baptized once in your lifetime. To commemorate your baptism and remind yourself that you are baptized you can participate in reaffirmation of baptism. This is a kind of blessing where you remember your baptism and that encourages you to live in your baptism promises.
The roots of baptism come from the Jewish ritual of purification. In the New Testament, Jesus underwent the ritual of baptism in the river Jordan. He was baptized by John the Baptist. This was done at the start of Jesus’ ministry. (Matthew 3:1-17, Mark 1:9-11, Luke 3:21-22, John 1:28-34)
If you are interested in baptism/reaffirmation or blessing contact us beforehand.
We do not charge a fee, but voluntary donations toward the work of the church are welcome.
All visitors need to pay the entrance fee to the ticket office to be able to enter the park.
This might be included if you have the Jordan pass.