In Jerusalem, to the delight of millions of believers, the Holy fire descended. In the network published the first pictures from this moment
A traditional ceremony on the eve of Easter was held in Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Holy Saturday, April 27. It began at 11:00, and the miracle of the Holy fire occurred at 14:32 Kyiv time.
During the descent of the Holy fire in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre there were prayers in different languages.
After convergence, the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilus III gave fire to believers. They are in a matter of minutes that was distributed in the temple, and then distributed to people waiting outside. Now hundreds of international delegations to deliver heat to their countries.
It is expected that in Kiev the Holy fire will be delivered tonight. For the first time, it will carry representatives of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
We will remind, on April 26 the official delegation of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine (PCU) is sent to Jerusalem during Holy fire.
About this Facebook said the speaker of the ptsu Ivan Sidor.
“In the morning received the blessing of the Primate of Metropolitan Epiphanios. On Easter night, the Shrine will be brought to St. Michael’s monastery. With God!” — posted by Sidor.
“The delegation of 30 people, clergy, veterans, environmental protection, Ukrainian politicians, philanthropists, government representatives and public figures from all regions of Ukraine, April 26-27, will pay a visit to the Holy land, the Holy Sepulcher,” – said in the message of the DNC.
In the Russian Orthodox Church continues fit over the Autocephalous Ukrainian Church. So, if you believe the head of the press service of Patriarch Kirill priest Alexander Volkov, the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos did not intend to allow the members of the newly established Orthodox Church in Ukraine and serve in conjunction with other Orthodox to pray at Easter in the Holy city.
“The Patriarchate of Jerusalem does not allow dissenters to enter the shrines that are on the canonical territory of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem. The Patriarchate of Jerusalem does not allow for any participation, even the prayer, representatives of these schismatic bodies,” said pop ROC at a press conference in Moscow.
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