Friday, April 11, 2008

King of Jordan Donates Land for Anglican Church

April 11, 2008

King Abdullah II of Jordan recently donated a 2 ½-acre plot of land for construction of an Anglican Church at the location on the Jordan River traditionally believed to be the place where Jesus was baptized.

“We stand… in a region that had witnessed a great happening in Christian life and history as recorded in the Holy Scriptures,” said the Rt. Rev. Suheil Dawani, Bishop of Jerusalem in remarks at a dedication ceremony last month. “It’s a privilege for us to have this gift from His Majesty King Abdullah and at the same time we look at this as a project to build a medium-sized Gothic church with a retreat center.” the rest


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