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News: Orthodox Christians mark ‘Holy Fire’ Easter ceremony in Jerusalem

Worshippers take part in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City. (Reuters)

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Saturday, 27 April 2019


Huge crowds of pilgrims on Saturday marked the “Holy Fire” ceremony at Christianity’s holiest site in Jerusalem’s Old City on the eve of Orthodox Easter.

Some 10,000 believers holding candles squeezed into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

Thousands more crammed the square outside and surrounding streets to receive the flame, representing the resurrection of Christ, which passed from candle to candle and will be taken back to Orthodox churches worldwide.

The ceremony at the church is the holiest event for Orthodox Christianity.

The Greek Orthodox, Armenian and Roman Catholic denominations share custody of the church.

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