Russia: Holy Fire arrives in Moscow from Jerusalem

«This year, a special grace was given — we were able to get this fire directly from the candles, which the Patriarch of the Edicule took out. And we sincerely wish happiness and prosperity to all our citizens, regardless of religion, regardless of whether they believe or not.» The Holy Fire arrived at Moscow Vnukovo airport on Saturday, before being taken to the Easter night service in the... Еще Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The flame was transported by plane from Jerusalem and was met by crowds of Russian Orthodox Christians on landing. Earlier in the day, Holy Fire descended on the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City. 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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