The Holy Fire (Greek Ἃγιον Φῶς, "Holy Light") is described by Orthodox Christians as a miracle that occurs every year at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Holy Saturday, the day preceding Orthodox Easter. It is considered by many to be the longest-attested annual miracle in the Christian world. It has only been consecutively documented since 1106 A.D., previous references being sporadic. The ceremony is broadcast live in Greece, Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Cyprus, Lebanon and other Orthodox countries like Egypt. Furthermore, the Holy Fire is brought to certain Orthodox countries, such as in Russia, Belarus, Greece, Cyprus, Serbia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Armenia, every year by special flights, being received with honors by state leaders at the respective airports.
The Holy Fire from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem in its travelling container.