Tuesday, May 04, 2021

A Holy Fire crowd this year

IN THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER (HOLY SEPULCHRE): Vaccinated faithful throng Jerusalem church for Holy Fire (AP/SF Gate). The Holy Fire ceremony happens on the night before Orthodox Easter. This year that was last Saturday. (Happy Easter to all who celebrated!)

For more on the ceremony, see here and links. As this article notes, last year the church was nearly empty due to pandemic restrictions.

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