National Geographic : 1915 Mar
Photo and copyright by Underwood &Underwood EASTER WEEK. AT THE RIVER JORDAN Next to a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, the water from the River Jordan is one of the greatest thingsthe deeply religious peasants ofRussia, Greece, Bulgaria, and Turkey wish for. Thousands of devoted pilgrims come to this holy river in order tobathe inthestream, that they may be washed of their sin. Every pilgrim to the River Jordan fills a bottle with the sacred water to takehome, sothat those who cannot make the journey may avail themselves of its purifying powers.