Syriac Orthodox Epiphany Baptism at Qasr Al Yahud, Israel
Qasr Al Yahud, Israel. 19th January, 2017. Archbishop Mor Sewerios Malki Mourad leads followers of the Syriac Orthodox Church in celebration of Epiphany at the Qasr Al Yahud baptism site near the West Bank city of Jericho, where tradition places the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. Simultaneous ceremonies take place on the Israeli side of the Jordan River (foreground) and the Jordanian side (background).