13.04.2012 21.Nissan. 5772 Schwii schel Pesach; Tag 6 des Omer
Israeli researcher finds 19th century painting that reveals details of 'Holy Fire' ceremony which has been taking place at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem for the past 1,200 years.
Thousands of Christian worshipers will crowd into the narrow streets of Jerusalem’s old city on Saturday, hoping to get as close as they can to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and to take part in the Holy Fire ceremony.
Every year on Great Saturday, the day before Orthodox Easter, just as it has been for the past 1,200 years, the eastern sects of the Christian faith will hold the elaborate ceremony of the miracle of the Holy Fire that is scripted by a strict status quo….