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JERUSALEM: ‘ ORTHODOX GATHER TO CELEBRATE DESCENT OF HOLY FIRE CEREMONY ‘

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#AceNewsServices – Editors Post: JERUSALEM:April.11: Large crowds of Orthodox Christians flocked to Jerusalem’s Old City to celebrate the Orthodox Easter Holy Fire descent ceremony, considered a miracle.

' Holy Bowl of Fire ' ‘ Holy Bowl of Fire ‘

Believers hold that the fire is miraculously sent from heaven to ignite candles held by the Greek Orthodox patriarch in an annual rite dating back to the 4th century that symbolises the resurrection of Jesus.

' Believers of the Miracle sent from Heaven ' ‘ Believers of the Miracle sent from Heaven ‘

Every year the day preceding Orthodox Easter Sunday, an unlit blue fire from a stone in the Church descends from the dome and ignites a candle held by Theophilos III, the Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem. 

' A Christian Orthodox pilgrim holds a candle in front of the Edicule  ' ‘ A Christian Orthodox pilgrim holds a candle in front of the Edicule ‘

After the Patriarch receives the fire, he passes it around to other clergymen, members of Russia’s St Andrew the Apostle…

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