Holy fire descended in Jerusalem
Close to midnight to deliver him to the Easter service at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.
Moscow. April 15. INTERFAX.RU IN the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Great Saturday, the eve of Passover occurred on the traditional Holy fire.
In the temple gathered thousands of pilgrims from different countries, including the delegation of St. Andrew Foundation, which is close to midnight to take the fire to the Patriarchal Easter service at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.
Holy fire appeared in the Edicule (a small chapel, built, as is, over the burial place of Jesus) during the prayers of the Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, as it happens every year before Orthodox Easter.
After the convergence of fire Patriarch gave the Shrine to the faithful, who lit her bundles of 33 candles – the age of Christ
In 2017, with the assistance of Andrew fire particles for the first time brought to the United States on the initiative of parishioners of the Russian Church abroad, and will also give several tens cities of Russia, including in Crimea, also in Baku, Riga, Tallinn and London.
The Holy fire occurs on Great Saturday in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre during a special worship service. One of the first this event has described the Russian monk Daniel who made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in the early XII century.
Fire descends in built in 1810, the chapel (Shrine) at the place of burial of Christ. Shortly before Easter, which this year Christians around the world celebrate on April 16 completed the first 200 years of the restoration of the Holy Sepulchre.