Jerusalem and Kiev, April 26, 2021
The ceremony of the descent of the Holy Fire on Holy Saturday in Jerusalem and the Paschal services at the Kiev Caves Lavra will be broadcast live online by the Ukrainian television station Inter, reports ukranews.com.
The programing will be as follows:
12:40 PM (5:40 AM Eastern): Descent of the Holy Fire in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
10:00 PM (3:00 PM Eastern): “Pilgrimage to the Holy Land” documentary
11:00 PM (4:00 PM Eastern): Paschal services at the Kiev Caves Lavra
Unfortunately, last year, due to the COVID pandemic, the Holy Fire ceremony was held in an empty church, without the presence of parishioners of pilgrims.
This year, it is expected that a few thousand Orthodox faithful will be able to attend, although they will have to show proof of COVID vaccination.