(Photos) Orthodox Christians Prepare for Holy Fire Ritual in Jerusalem This Saturday

Source: The Pappas Post

April 26, 2016

    

Thousands of Orthodox Christian pilgrims from throughout the world will once again converge upon the ancient city of Jerusalem this Saturday for a ritual that’s been happening for over a thousand years.

Known as the Miracle of the Holy Fire, believers contend that a fire is mysteriously lit in the exact spot where Jesus was entombed over two thousand years ago.

Photos from the Holy Fire ritual at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem:

    

  

  

  

  

  

A photo from 1898. A photo from 1898.
  

From 1920 From 1920
  

1941 1941
  

    

Photo sometime between 1900-1920 Photo sometime between 1900-1920
    

The Holy Fire in 1905 The Holy Fire in 1905
    

Late 1880s Late 1880s
  

The Pappas Post

4/28/2016

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