East Jerusalem: Orthodox faithful attend holy fire ceremony at Church of Holy Sepulcher

Thousands of followers of the Orthodox Church waited patiently at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City for the holy fire to descend on the church on Saturday. The Greek Orthodox patriarch emerged carrying the fire in the early afternoon from the enclosed aedicule that houses the tomb where Jesus Christ was buried after his crucifixion. Believers waiting outside cheered and... Еще yelled in celebration and many rushed to light bundles of candles they were carrying. While Catholic and Protestant churches marked Easter last Sunday, the Orthodox churches follow the Eastern calendar and therefore celebrate it this coming Sunday.

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