Holy Fire descends in Jerusalem

Source : 112 Ukraine

This year, due to the coronavirus epidemic, the convergence took place with limited number of participants
13:55, 18 April 2020

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Today, April 18, the Holy Fire descended in Jerusalem. The convergence of the fire was conducted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

The removal of fire symbolizes the exit from the Tomb of the "True Light", that is, resurrected Jesus Christ.

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It is believed that the first witness to the convergence of fire was Apostle Peter. Learning about the resurrection of Jesus, he went to his tomb and saw the light in the place where before that the body of Christ lay.

In 1810, a chapel was erected over the Holy Sepulcher - Kuvukliya, in which the convergence of fire takes place.

The Sabbath service at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher symbolically depicts the Passion, Burial and Resurrection of Christ. The order of the descent of the Holy Fire is personally performed by the Jerusalem Patriarch. Then Christians pass the fire with candles and special lamps all over the world.

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This year, the descent of the Holy Fire due to the epidemic of the coronavirus Covid-19 took place without pilgrims and with a limited number of participants. Only 10 people attended the ceremony.

As we reported before, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky congratulated Ukrainians on the upcoming Easter.

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