Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Interesting Jerusalem Baptistery

Unusual Episcopal Baptistery

While in Jerusalem I visited an Episcopal Cathedral and was surprised to find this baptistery near the entrance to the sanctuary. It has two sections one dry for the priest to stand in and the other wet for the person being baptised to be immersed in. 

The interesting thing is the the Episcopal church sprinkles and does not immerse. 

The priest on duty there told me that it was there to appease the Greek Orthodox. Go figure!

1 comment:

  1. Fascinating! I wonder why they felt the need to appease the Greek Orthodox.