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Jerusalem Church of the Resurrection on April 18 will be the ceremony of the Holy fire. It is reported TASS with reference to the head of the Department of Diaspora Affairs and world religions of the Israeli foreign Ministry to Him tor.
“the Ceremony will be held, as always, April 18, but without the presence of pilgrims. The ceremony will be held with a limited number of participants. It will involve approximately 10 people”, – said the diplomat.
He added that the event will be broadcast from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. According to Akiva, after the ceremony, the Shrine will give the representatives of other countries who are not able to leave their aircraft because of the complicated epidemiological situation.
In Moscow the Holy fire delivered by a special flight from Jerusalem on the eve of Passover, which this year fell on April 19.
Holy fire descends every year at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre the day before Orthodox Easter. Fire is a symbol of the miraculous light of the Resurrection mentioned by the Apostle Peter.
the faithful believe the flame appears at the Shrine for the prayers of the Orthodox Patriarch, the clergy and thousands of pilgrims.
Believers were asked to prepare for the celebration of Easter in shumoizolyatsionnye Cyril traveled to Moscow with the icon “Tenderness”