The Holy fire in Jerusalem
The sacred fire was lit in the Edicule during the prayers of the Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, as it happens every year before Orthodox Easter.
Holy fire descended in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
This year the fire came at 14:32 Kyiv time, according to UNIAN. About nine thousand people watched the Holy fire.
The sacred fire was lit 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 climbing fire lit believers from the sacred bundles of 33 candles – the age of Christ.
The convergence of fire was preceded by a complex ceremony: the doors of the Edicule sealed large wax seal as a sign that her inspection is over and there is nothing that would allow the Jerusalem Patriarch to light a fire by conventional means.
Shortly before the arrival of the Patriarch Theophilus was removed the seal from the door of the Edicule, and the cave made a great lamp and 33 candles. Then the Patriarch went inside, and there was a wait. Those present prayed for to grant the fire. Prayers were heard in many languages of the world.
Recall that security in Ukraine on Easter will provide about 21 thousand militiamen.