Δευτέρα, 16 Σεπτεμβρίου 2019

HOLY FIRE - The Miracle of the Light of the Resurrection at the Tomb of Jesus


HOLY FIRE
Haris Skarlakidis, HOLY FIRE - The Miracle of the Light of the Resurrection at the Tomb of Jesus Seventy Historical Accounts (4th – 16th c.)

The descent of the Holy Fire at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (or Church of the Resurrection as it is also known)  each Holy Saturday is a magnificent and highly venerated event that has been taking place for more than one and a half millennia.

Each year, at noon on Holy Saturday, a light descends on the tomb of Jesus, the Holy Sepulchre, and ignites the vigil lamp (the holy oil lamp) in the tomb’s interior, while at the same time a blue incandescence from the same light diffuses throughout the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, illuminating the entire area and spontaneously igniting other lamps and candles around the church.
This event has been recorded for at least seventeen centuries. The historical testimonies referring to it and presented in this work amount to seventy, and they describe in detail the rite of the Holy Fire during the period between the fourth and sixteenth centuries.
All these testimonies describe, in an impressively unanimous manner, a fire or light that miraculously descends from the sky before the waiting crowd and lights a lamp inside the empty tomb of Jesus. At the same time, that very light emerges and surfaces from within the rock of the tomb.


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