‘Serbian Knights’ plunge into icy river for Epiphany swim

Men from a Serbian knights organisation dive into Belgrade’s chilly Sava river to retrieve a wooden cross in a religious rite held on the eve of Epiphany, a Christian holiday marking the baptism of Jesus. The icy epiphany swim is a tradition held in many Orthodox Christian countries.

Catholic Christians mark Jesus’ baptism at historic Jordan River

Catholic Christians attend a special mass on the Jordanian side of the Jordan River in an annual pilgrimage to the site where many believe Jesus was baptised.

At Jesus’s birthplace, an app is born to ease crowds

Bethlehem is buzzing, with more tourists expected this Christmas than have visited the Biblical city in years, causing the kind of problem that modern technology was almost born to deal with. Such are the crowds at the church built on the site where Jesus is believed to have been born that the authorities are planning to introduce an advance reservation system through an app.

‘Caged Jesus’ Used to Protest Zero Tolerance

An Indianapolis church is protesting President Donald Trump’s border policies with a scene that shows Jesus, Mary and Joseph inside a caged fence. The church dean said “I’m shocked to see this in our country.” (July 3)

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Brazilian footballer Jesus gets mural in hometown favela

A giant graffiti of Brazilian footballer Gabriel Jesus has been painted across a wall of houses in the Sao Paulo favela where he grew up, celebrating his meteoric rise from local wall-painter to international player in four years.

Church at Jesus’s traditional burial site reopens after protest

The Jerusalem church built at the site many see as the holiest in Christianity reopens after a three-day closure to protest against Israeli tax measures.

Church at Jesus’s traditional burial site reopens (2)

The Jerusalem church built at the site many see as the holiest in Christianity reopens after a three-day closure to protest against Israeli measures have left thousands of visitors locked outside. IMAGES