Hundreds of Christian Pilgrims Hold Candles in Easter Holy Celebrations

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.[1] 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.


Orthodox Christian pilgrims light candles at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed to be the site of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, during the Holy Fire ceremony
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Hundreds of Christian Pilgrims Hold Candles in Easter Holy Celebrations



The thousands of Orthodox pilgrims hold candles in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.


Christian pilgrims celebrating the Holy fire ceremony at the Ethopian Section of the Church in Jerusalem on April 23rd..
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Hundreds of Christian Pilgrims Hold Candles in Easter Holy Celebrations

Thousands of Christians gathered by holding up candles in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
Hundreds of Christian Pilgrims Hold Candles in Easter Holy Celebrations


The Christian Pilgrims light candles at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, in Jerusalem's Old City.
Hundreds of Christian Pilgrims Hold Candles in Easter Holy Celebrations


Hundreds of Christians with holding candles in the church of Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, a view from rotunda inside the Church.
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