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A Christian Orthodox pilgrim bathes in the Jordan River (AP)

What matters is not so much the precise spot of Jesus’s baptism, but rather the importance of the whole ritual

A detail from The Baptism of Christ  by Andrea del Verrocchio and Leonardo da Vinci

It is practically obligatory for Christians to take part in enthusiastic celebrations to mark the feast of St John the Baptist

The Fourth Sunday of Easter, Acts 13:14 & 43-52; Revelation 7:9 & 14-17; John 10:27-30 (Year C)


Praying for them, and the invocation of Saint Charbel, may be a good way to start