In the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Holy fire descended
JERUSALEM, 7 Feb — RIA Novosti, Anton Skripunov. In the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem the Holy fire appeared. Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem handed him over to the gathered pilgrims, including the delegation of St. Andrew Foundation, which will take sanctuary in a special lampstands a special flight to Moscow.
The plane from the Holy Land have to land at about 22:00. Anyone can obtain a particle of fire at the airport “Vnukovo-1”. Then the Shrine will bring in many cities of Russia and in the Russian parishes abroad.
The Holy fire symbolizes the miraculous light of the Resurrection spoken of even the Apostle Peter. The faithful believe that he appears miraculously in the Edicule — the chapel over the Tomb of the Lord through the prayers of the Orthodox Patriarch, the clergy and thousands of pilgrims. Convergence occurs annually on the eve of Orthodox Easter and is considered a miracle.