Holy Fire Delivered From Jerusalem to Moscow for Easter Liturgy
The Holy Fire from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has been
delivered from Jerusalem to Moscow by airplane on Saturday, ahead of Easter
23:12 15.04.2017(updated 23:48 15.04.2017)
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Holy Fire was delivered by the Fond of Andrey
Pervozvanny (FAP) in a special lamp, and it will be handed to the Patriarch
of Moscow and all Russia Kirill for the Easter Liturgy in the Cathedral of
Christ the Savior.
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia handed the Holy Fire delivered
from Jerusalem to all those thousands of faithful gathered at Moscow's
Christ the Savior Cathedral on the Easter Night
Hundreds of believers met the delegation at the Vnukovo airport to light
torches and bring them to their homes and other churches.
Earlier in the day, the Holy Fire from Jerusalem arrived in Moscow.
The Holy Fire symbolizes the miraculous light of the Resurrection of Christ
and is considered a shrine for Christians. Holy Fire's appearance on the eve
of Orthodox Easter after prayers of the Orthodox Patriarch, the clergy and
thousands of pilgrims is called "the Miracle of the Holy Fire [Holy Light]."
This year, all Christians are celebrating Easter on April 16.