Mission possible: the Holy Fire will be delivered to Russia

This year the traditional bringing of the Holy Fire from Jerusalem to Russia will be held with unprecedented security measures.

On April 18, 2020 the Foundation of Saint Andrew the First-Called will deliver the Holy Fire to Moscow.

As the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilus assured, the Holy Fire as the message of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ will be delivered to all countries that will send their representatives to Tel Aviv on Holy Saturday.

This year, several leaders and employees of the St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation will go to the Holy Land. They will accept icon-lamps with the Holy Fire from representatives of the Russian embassy at Ben Gurion Airport.

In accordance with the decision of the authorities of the State of Israel, the Bishop of the Jerusalem Orthodox Church will bring the Holy Fire from the Temple of the Holy Sepulcher to the Jaffa Gate of the Old City, representatives of diplomatic missions (representatives of 10 states are expected) will met him there and then the Holy Fire will be delivered to Ben Gurion Airport.

Let us remind you that the bringing of the Holy Fire to Russia is carried out as part of “Pray for Peace for Jerusalem”, a program implemented by the St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation. The annual peacemaking program has been implemented since 2003.

Representatives of the St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation draw attention to the fact that, in accordance with existing restrictions, there is no traditional meeting of the Holy Fire at Vnukovo Airport, and the transfer of the Holy Fire to other churches will be possible only after the abolition of the self-isolation regime. The temples where it will be possible to obtain a particle of the Holy Fire will be announced later.

On April 18, the St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation and the NTV television channel will broadcast from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. You can immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Great Saturday in the Holy Land thanks to the unique digital project “Great Saturday” carried out in 2019 by the Gigarama laboratory.

The history and traditions of the delivery of the Holy Fire to Russia can be found on a special site prepared by the St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation.

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