The Armenian St. Karept Church in Jordan was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by church and state officials, including Armenia’s President Serzh Sarkisian.
Representatives of the local Armenian community welcomed President Sarkisian and his delegation at the entrance of the church with bread and salt.
Secretary General of the Religious Primacy and the Local National Council Nerses Nersesyan offered a welcoming speech.
The Armenian community of Jerusalem with the support of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem took the initiative to build the church at the Baptism Site of Jesus Christ on the east bank of the Jordan River in 2009.
The groundbreaking ceremony in 2009 featured religious leaders and representatives of the Armenian community.
President Sarkisian has been in Jordan on an official visit since Wednesday.