Holy Fire from Jerusalem to Russian parishes in London

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  1. karnala

    karnala Well-Known Member

    HOLY FIRE TO BE DELIVERED TO RUSSIAN CHURCHES IN LONDON FOR FIRST TIME

    Moscow, April 12, 2017

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    For the first time ever, the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS) will deliver the Holy Fire from Jerusalem to Russian parishes in London, head of the IOPS youth department Maria Korovin told RIA-Novosti on Wednesday.

    The Holy Fire appears annually on Holy Saturday, descending from Heaven to light the candles of the Orthodox Patriarch Jerusalem praying and waiting in the tomb of the Lord, and from there is distributed to churches throughout the Orthodox world. This year the flame will be carried in specially-made lampada-capsules on a direct flight to London, and immediately brought to the Dormition Cathedral of the Sourozh Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, and to the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Cathedral of the Dormition and the Holy Royal Martyrs....

    http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/102664.htm
     
  2. David

    David Well-Known Member

    Yes, it is good to be reminded of this remarkable miracle repeated every year for centuries. For me, the 'silence' about the miracle in the Catholic world speaks volumes about the lack of unity in the Christian world. Without the internet, I think most of the non-Orthodox world would still know nothing about it.

    The excellent article by Niels Christian Hvidt is at http://www.davidtlig.org.uk/miracle.html
     

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