HOLY FIRE DESCENDS ON HOLY SEPULCHER
Irenaeus the Patriarch of Jerusalem was alone in the chamber at the instant of the miracle. Flashes of light occasionally glowed in the Holy Sepulcher during public prayer for the Blessed Fire.
Many candles in the congregation's hands mysteriously lit of themselves the instant the Patriarch emerged from the chamber, carrying a lamp lit by the Fire.
Candles lit by the Holy
Fire were passed from hand to hand all over the vast Church of the Holy
Sepulcher. Russian worshippers were no exception. They will now deliver the
Leading the Russian
delegation sent for the Holy Fire are Sabbas the
Bishop of Krasnogorsk,