Jordan has gifted Georgia a parcel of land near the Jesus’ baptism site at the Jordan River, where a Georgian cultural center will be built, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced after the festive liturgy in the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
PM Garibashvili congratulated the population on the Epiphany.
“By decision of His Majesty King Abdullah II and His Royal Highness Prince Ghazi, the piece of land near the site of the Baptism of Jesus, has been gifted to Georgia. With the blessing of the Patriarch, a Georgian cultural center will be built here. After 300 years, Georgia will return to the Holy Land,” PM underscored.
Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates Epiphany today, commemorating the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River by John the Baptist.
After the festive liturgy in the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi, a great water blessing ceremony will be held in the Cathedral yard by Patriarch Ilia II.
Epiphany, one of the 12 main Christian feasts, is also called the Feast of the Revelation of God.