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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Orthodox Easter In Jerusalem

(Huffington Post)  -  Orthodox Christians with candles and cell phones in hand crowded into Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre on the Saturday before Orthodox Easter Sunday, which this year is celebrated one week after Christianity in the West.
The devout waited for religious leaders to emerge with the "Holy Fire," which, as the video above shows, quickly spread throughout the church. The fire is then taken on planes to Greece and other Orthodox Christian communities around the world.
According to AP, the ritual dates back at least 1,200 years, and is considered a miracle and a message to the faithful from heaven.

Holy Fire 2015 Jerusalem

Holy Fire - Holy Sepulcher Jerusalem - Easter Apr 11, 2015

Christian pilgrims hold candles at the church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed to be the burial site of Jesus Christ, during the ceremony of the Holy Fire in Jerusalem's Old City, Saturday, April 19, 2014. The "holy fire" was passed among worshippers outside the Church and then taken to the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, where tradition holds Jesus was born, and from there to other Christian communities in Israel and the West Bank. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Read more: Daily Mail 

Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III leads the Easter Sunday mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City on April 19, 2009.

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