Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem today; thousands in attendance at the Holy Fire ceremony pic.twitter.com/MoHyT27Sqd
— Israel Foreign Ministry (@IsraelMFA) April 23, 2022
Eastern Orthodox Christians believe that on the Saturday before Orthodox Easter a miraculous flame appears inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a sprawling 12th-century basilica built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried, and resurrected.
On Saturday, Greek Patriarch Theophilos III entered the Holy Edicule, a chamber built on the traditional site of the tomb, and returned with two lit candles, passing the flame among thousands of people holding candles, gradually illuminating the walls of the darkened basilica.
Miracle of Holy Fire in Jerusalem 2022 pic.twitter.com/sH358Mdbke
— SERBIAN ORTHODOX (@s_orthodox) April 23, 2022
The holy fire is on its way. Happy Easter. pic.twitter.com/Bzjx3idHSU
— 🇮🇱 Noam Katz (@NoamKatz_) April 23, 2022
— Wafa News Agency – English (@WAFANewsEnglish) April 23, 2022
Christos Anesthi! Received the holy fire in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher just now! pic.twitter.com/K7iFq2UJKz
— Rod Dreher (@roddreher) April 23, 2022