Public Radio of Armenia
The Armenian St. Karept Church in Jordan will be anointed today. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan will attend the ceremony.
The Armenian community of Jerusalem with the support of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem undertook to build the church at the Baptism Site of Jesus Christ on the east bank of the Jordan River back in 2009.
The groundbreaking ceremony in 2009 featured religious leaders and representatives of the Armenian community.
Today the church will open its doors to pious Armenians. The Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, has also arrived at the site on this occasion.