Christian Orthodox World waiting for ascension of holy fire at Savior’s tomb
07 April, 2018
Christian Orthodox World waiting for ascension of holy fire at Savior’s tomb
The Orthodox world is waiting for ascension of the holy fire at Saviour’s tomb in Jerusalem today. The Patriarch of Jerusalem will enter the Easter Temple and the grave’s door will be closed. The Patriarch will utter special prayers for the fire ascension.
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The orthodox parish waits for the ascension every year

The orthodox parish waits for the ascension every year. Pilgrims arrive in Jerusalem from different countries, including Georgia.
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Holy Fire is a miracle that happens annually

Orthodox tradition
holds that the Holy Fire is a miracle that happens annually on the day preceding Orthodox Easter, in which a blue light emanates within Jesus Christ's tomb (usually rising from the marble slab covering the stone bed believed to be that upon which Jesus' body was placed for burial) now in the Holy Sepulchre, which eventually forms a column containing a form of fire, from which candles are lit, which are then used to light the candles of the clergy and pilgrims in attendance.
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The fire is also said to spontaneously light other lamps and candles

The fire is also said to spontaneously light other lamps and candles around the church. Pilgrims and clergy claim that the Holy Fire does not burn them.

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