posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 06:27 PM
The Holy Fire (Greek Ἃγιον Φῶς, "Holy Light") is described by some Christians as a miracle that occurs every year at the Church of the
Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Holy Saturday, the day preceding Orthodox Easter. It is considered by many to be the longest-attested annual miracle in
the Christian world. It has only been consecutively documented since 1106 A.D., previous references being sporadic. The ceremony is broadcast live
in Greece, Russia, Romania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Cyprus, Lebanon and other Orthodox countries like Egypt. Furthermore, the Holy Fire is brought
to certain Orthodox countries, such as in Russia, Belarus, Greece, Cyprus, Serbia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Syria, Lebanon and
Armenia, every year by special flights, being received with honors by state leaders at the respective airports.
The biggest challenges confronting the critics are the thousands of independent testimonies by pilgrims whose candles were lit spontaneously in front
of their eyes without any possible explanation. Documentary proof that the Holy Fire does not burn and local authorities confirmed that they had
checked the tomb and found no light inside it.
The Holy Fire is the most renowned miracle in the world of Eastern Orthodoxy. IIt has taken place at the same time, in the same manner, in the same
place every single year for centuries. No other miracle is known to occur so regularly and so steadily over time. No other miracle is known to occur
so regularly and so steadily over time. It happens in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the holiest place on earth, where Christ was
crucified, entombed, and where He finally rose from the dead.