Skip to comments.Christians converge on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to carry candles lit by holy fire
Posted on 04/30/2016 8:01:15 PM PDT by Trumpinator
Thousands of Christians have gathered in Jerusalem for an ancient fire ceremony that celebrates Jesus' resurrection.
In a ritual dating back at least 1,200 years, they crowded Saturday into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christian tradition holds that Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.
During the annual ceremony, top Eastern Orthodox clerics enter the Edicule, the small chamber marking the site of Jesus' tomb.
They then emerge to reveal candles said to be miraculously lit with "holy fire" as a message to the faithful from heaven. The details of the flame's source are a closely guarded secret.
Roman Catholics and Protestants marked Easter in March, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate Easter this week using the older Julian calendar.
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Absolutely beautiful. Wish I were there.
God inhabits the praises of His people.
Its going to require instruments of defense to overtake the islamo filth that is trying to mold the minds of the moronic.
Decent humans must be smarter to defend against this idiocy.
If you'd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
A good and blessed Easter to my Christian brothers and sisters of the Orthodox Church!
Israel now protects this shrine, the mother of all the Christian churches, and its access to those who follow the risen Christ, from which the events of that first Easter had taken place.
Fantastic pics. Great stuff!
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