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    Christian Orthodox pilgrims hold candles during Holy Fire ceremony in the church of the Holy Sepulchre. (File)

    Holy Fire Descends on Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre (VIDEO)

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    The Holy Fire symbolizes the miraculous light of Jesus Christ’s Resurrection, and is considered to be sacred by Orthodox Christians.

    JERUSALEM (Sputnik) — The Orthodox Christian miracle of the Holy Fire occurred on Saturday in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and Theophilos III, the Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem shared it with the worshipers, who gathered at the church.

    Thousands of the Orthodox Christians have gathered in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The Orthodox Easter Holy Fire ceremony sees worshipers lighting torches and candles from a flame they believe was miraculously lit at the tomb of Jesus on the eve of Orthodox Easter.

    Then, the Holy Fire will be shortly taken to other Orthodox communities across the world.

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