Is the Holy Light of Jerusalem a Scam? Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol Responds

Source: Mystagogy

February 18, 2020

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I went to the Holy Land and experienced Holy Week there. I was next to the Patriarch during the ceremony of the Holy Light. Outside of the Tomb, of course. What I can tell you is the following: as to how the Patriarch lights the candles inside the All-Holy Tomb, I did not see. I wasn't inside nor is anyone else inside. Not even the Guardian of the Sepulchre is there. Only the Patriarch knows. Whether he lights it with a lighter or anything else, he knows. We have historical testimonies over many centuries that say the candles of the Patriarch are lit on their own.

What I saw when I was at the All-Holy Sepulchre, was that prior to the Patriarch emerging and distributing the Holy Light to the people, and as I was looking around at what was happening, the candles of the people who were up at the dome of the All-Holy Sepulchre lit up on their own. Someone's candles in front of us lit up on their own. A certain old woman from Athens who was not able to enter the Church of the All-Holy Sepulchre was outside on the stairs holding her candles and crying cause she couldn't enter, and her candles lit up on their own. She herself told me this. Another lady up on the balcony had her candles light up on their own.

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Comments
Donna napolitano 5/9/2022 4:36 pm
I purchased 2 candles at a price of $178 never received candles
Parthenia Valborgsdotter-Elfving4/14/2020 9:22 am
I've recive this Ligth in Athen onces, and it doesn't burn My fingers... It was "sweet and gentle"... i havet this Still deep in Hearth, Mind and Thaugths, for over 30 yrs... God Almigthy ARE Wigh US Everyone and of se Trusting in His Mercy, everything Will ber Trustfull and Full of His Heavenly Ligth! I Love to bee Ortodox ~Baotised 1980 in Greece!!! GLORY TO GOD AND HIS MOTHER OF MERCY AND CARE! AMHN!
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