Renovation of the Holy Monastery of John the Baptist on the banks of the Jordan

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem is pleased to undertake conservation and renovation works at the Holy Monastery of John the Baptist, semi-ruined during the 1967 war, which lies in the vicinity of the Lord’s Baptismal site in the Jordan river.

Subsidies for the project have been offered with the blessings of His Beatitude Theophilos, our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem, and within the extent of his powers, by the Hegoumen of Mount Sarantarion, Archimandrite Gerasimos.

Architectural supervision of the project has been assumed by the architect of the Church of the Resurrection, Dr Theodosios Mitropoulos, whose study on the Monastery may be read here:

Those wishing to contribute to the rebuilding of the Holy Monastery of St John are invited to contact the Secretariat or the Administration of the Patriarchate’s website as follows:

Elder Secretary-General Aristarchos, Archbishop of Constantina  


Telephone: +972-26285636

Fax : +972-26282048

Dr Christos Th. Nikolaou, General Manager of the Patriarchate’s Web Division