Qasr El Yahud, Israel - State of
RUSSIAN ORTHODOX NUNS BAPTISED IN JORDAN RIVER AT QASR EL YAHUID.
A Russian Orthodox woman comes up crossing herself after a baptism in the chilly waters of the Jordan River January 18. Another woman has gathered water from the river in plastic bottles which she will bring back home. Scores of believers celebrated the Orthodox Christian feast of the Epiphany and took the plunge in the chilly waters of the Jordan River among tall river reeds at the site where tradition holds that Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist.