Orthodox Easter ‘Holy Fire’ Delivered to Moscow from Jerusalem

 / Go to the mediabankПасхальное богослужение в храме Христа Спасителя / Go to the mediabankInternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW, April 16 (Sputnik) – The Holy Fire has been delivered to the Vnukovo airport in the Russian capital of Moscow, a Sputnik correspondent reports. On Saturday, a Sputnik correspondent reported that the Holy Fire had descended at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which is built over the place where Jesus Christ was crucified, buried and resurrected. A Sputnik correspondent reported in the early hours of Sunday that the Holy Fire was delivered to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, as well as 11 other churches in the Russian capital. MultimediaRussian Catholics and Protestants Celebrate Easter9 April, 17:00 GMTAccording to the Orthodox tradition, the Holy Fire is a miracle that occurs every year at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Holy Saturday, the day before Orthodox Easter, when a blue light emanates from the tomb of Jesus Christ. Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter this year on April 16. Russian President Vladimir Putin is attending the overnight Easter service at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, located a few hundred meters from the Kremlin. The midnight mass is led by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.


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