Catholic Church Feasts


Baptism of the Lord

8th January 2017: Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

"After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened for him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, saying, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.""

Spiritual Pilgrimage to the Jordan River

Sunday, 8th January 2017:
Jericho - Franciscan Convent of the Good Shepherd
9:00 Solemn Entry of the Custos of the Holy Land

Jordan River (Baptism Site - Qasr Al Yehud)
9.45 Procession and solemn mass with baptisms, presided by the Custos of the Holy Land

Jericho - Temptation Monastery
11.30 Spiritual Pilgrimage

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