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Holy Fire ‘Miracle’ In Jerusalem Church Where Jesus Was Resurrected (Video)

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Thousands of Orthodox Christian braved hours of waiting to witness the Holy Fire ceremony in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre – an important annual rite for the Church’s eastern denominations.

In what believers regard as a miracle, every year the day before Orthodox Easter, an unlit blue fire from a stone in the Church descends from the dome and ignites a candle held by the Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem.

Around 10,000 people squeezed into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre – regarded by many as the place where Jesus was laid to rest and resurrected – with about as many waiting outside.

As the Patriarch received the fire, he passed it around, to other clergymen from other denominations (six of them share the church and consider it a holy site) and onto the gathered pilgrims.

The appearance of the flame is symbolic of Jesus’ rise from the dead three days after his funeral.

Christian Orthodox worshippers hold up candles lit from the ‘Holy Fire’ as thousands gather in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s old city on May 4, 2013

.(AFP Photo / Gali Tibbon)

Pilgrims let the flames touch their hands – as the Holy Fire supposedly does not burn those who come in contact with it.

Those outside watched the ceremony on giant broadcast screens.

Candles lit by the Holy Fire were then taken to Nazareth, where Jesus was born, and to the home countries of the assembled clergymen. There are around 300 million Orthodox Christians in the world.

The Holy Fire phenomenon was first witnessed in the 9th century, and has been one of the longest-running Orthodox traditions. In the past other Christian denominations, including Roman Catholics, have dismissed the rite as a fraud, although this year, a Catholic clergyman took part in the ceremony in a show of Ecumenical unity.



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    • Louis

      How can a fire be “unlit” and then be used to light candles? This article makes no sense.

    • Pix

      “Thousands of Orthodox Christian braved hours of waiting ..”

      They’ve obviously never been to a busy theme park before. Hours of queuing per ride is normal. :wink: :lol:

    • Pix

      “Thousands of Orthodox Christian braved hours of waiting ..”

      They’ve obviously never been to a busy theme park before. Hours of queuing per ride is normal. :wink:

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    • Minobsmasivfski

      Not on my wages he wouldent.

    • Barking Spider

      Sorry, guys, I see no blue flame anywhere – all I saw was a bunch of guys lighting candles “backstage”. :wink:

    • meanoldlion

      Talmud says Christians are stupid, and i’m beginning to believe it.


      The synagogues of Satan are all the churches. The Russians take pride in their Orthodox synagogues of Satan. Europe, America and other areas of the world take pride in their Catholic synagogues of Satan. And American, Europe and various other parts of the world take pride in their Protestant offshoot synagogues of Satan.

      The synagogues of Satan litter the earth and the world gets darker, love grows colder. Matthew 12:24, 7:22-23 iniquity abounds in last days, among workers of iniquity are those who say Lord Lord don’t you know us!


      The synagogues of Satan, see Rev 2:9, Romans 2:28-29. The dumba** Gentiles who think they are the elect, the true Jews. They think their altars are of God, when they are of Satan.


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      title = a real shocker

      • Unfettered

        After watching the first 10 minutes or so, I found many factual mistakes that are not congruent with actual Biblical text. Find xmassisalie on YouTube. Watch his videos, he puts it all out there using the KJV, along with the Greek, and Hebrew translations when necessary. If you have any questions, PM him. He’s very direct, polite, and backs up his claims with links to reputable sites.

    • Anonymous

      I’m sorry, but t looks like all the speciall effects took place “backstage”

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