|Pilgrim discovers you do indeed|
float in the Dead Sea.
|In Bethany, beneath the home|
of Mary, Martha & Lazarus.
|Fresco in the church at Bethany.|
Soon we arrived at the Jordan River, near the place where Jesus was baptized by John. Our Lord underwent this baptism of repentance not because he was in need of it but in order to express his solidarity with the humanity he had come to save. This was to "fulfill all righteousness", that is, to manifest obedience to the saving plan of his Father.
|Pilgrims renew baptismal promises|
at the Jordan River.
|Church of the Good Shepherd, Jericho.|
|Mount of Temptation.|
|Qumran, site of discovery of Dead Sea Scrolls.|
|A final blessing – rainbow over the|
Dead Sea, looking toward Jordan.
|Pilgrims take advantage of|
Dead Sea mud and minerals.
|Pilgrim tempts a camel on Mount of Temptation.|
|Gift presentation by Gabriel, president|
of Guiding StarjTours, in Jericho.