Saint Karapet Church
Location: Baptism Site of Jesus Christ, Jordan
Client: Dr. Vicken Garabedian
Area: 470 sqm
Height: 17 m
Status: 🟢 Realized
The sanctuary on the baptism site of Jesus Christ in Jordan stands as a remarkable architectural testament, embodying the presence of the Armenian Apostolic Church in the Holy Land. Situated as part of a complex of Christian denominations along the banks of the Jordan River, its design seamlessly integrates with the surrounding biblical landscape.
Crafted primarily from local yellowish limestone, the church's three-story structure is adorned with a traditional fan-shaped gable, evoking a sense of timeless elegance and reverence. Its facades, mostly free of decorations, speaks to a simplicity that belies the profound spiritual significance within.
Dominating the western side, a solitary bell tower ascends toward the heavens, its presence a steadfast beacon of faith amidst the tranquil expanse. Adorned with khachkars, intricate cross-stones rich in Armenian tradition, the tower serves as a poignant reminder of the church's sacred heritage.