On the eve of the Orthodox Easter in Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the Holy fire descended.
From the Patriarch’s fire lit the oil lamp by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of St. Andrew Foundation Vladimir Yakunin, reports TASS. Night Easter service of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril, the flame will be taken to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, where believers can light it from the lamp.
It is expected that this year the particles of the Holy fire will be delivered to thousands of parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in Russia.
Holy fire ignites the lamp in the Holy Sepulchre on Great Saturday before Easter. Orthodox believe that if it ever appears, it will mark the beginning of the last times.