|Incredible moment: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West took their daughter North to be baptised in the holy St. James Cathedral in Jerusalem's Old City during their recent trip to the Holy Land|
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's daughter North is now a member of the Armenian Apostolic Church - the oldest national church in the world - after being baptised in a traditional ceremony. The baptism took place following the famous family's recent visit to Kim's homeland Armenia, which saw them take a pilgrimage to Jerusalem for the 22-month-old's special ceremony.
It was one of the highest honours for the youngster, her baptism into civilisation's most ancient religion taking place at St. James Cathedral, a 12th century church that sits within the walls of Jerusalem's Old City.
The centuries-old church in the Holy Land was swarmed by fans as the famous family entered the building. But inside the iconic temple, the scenes were markedly different, as Kim held her daughter gently in her arms ahead of her induction into the faith.
The reality TV star, who is known for her love of a revealing ensemble, instead wore a full length skirt and long-sleeved blouse to keep her body covered as per the traditional etiquette of the church.
And covering her head and hair was a headscarf, a garment which must be worn by women at all times while inside the church during service. The serene star cradled her little girl, who fell asleep for a short while during the hour-long service, as rapper Kanye stood silently beside them, his head bowed.
North wore a traditional white gown for the service, and her father matched her with his white trousers and long-sleeved jumper. Male attendees at an Armenian church are not required to cover their head once inside a building, meaning the musician was able to go without a headdress.
|Early morning visit: The following day, at 5am, the family visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre|
|Landmark moment: The husband and wife touched a marble slab within the historical site, which is identified as the place of both the crucifixion and the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth|
- Daily Mail, UK