Live broadcast of Holy Flame ceremony at Church of the Holy Sepulcher
The much-anticipated ceremony for the lighting of the Holy Flame at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem will be broadcast live this month, an annual miracle that occurs on Holy and Great Saturday – a devotional and joyous occasion that brings hope, comfort and encouragement to Orthodox faithful around the world – especially now amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A day after Greek foreign ministry officials detailed how the Holy Flame will reach Greece, the Russian news agency Tass quoted an Israeli official as confirming that the ceremony will be allowed for April 18, but without the presence of worshipers and pilgrims.
Additionally, no more than 10 people will be allowed in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
Afterwards, the Holy Flame, also known as the Holy Light, will be conveyed by representatives of the Greek Orthodox Church to embassies’ staff-members at the Jaffa Gate, in Jerusalem’s Old Quarter.