The fire blessed after the descent into the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem this year due to the coronavirus pandemic will be delivered according to a special procedure to all Orthodox believers from different countries, including Ukraine.
It is reported by Israel Today.
“Delegations from different countries will fly to Israel. However, they will have to stay on the plane. Representatives of their churches will be present at the ceremony (the sacred fire meeting – Ed.) Then deliver, in the procession of the Israeli police, part of the fire to the delegations’ plane, “the statement said.
After that, planes with sacred fire will fly to countries where Orthodox Christians will celebrate Easter, including in Ukraine.
It should be noted that such a special procedure was developed so that during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), it does not deprive the faithful of the sacred fire.
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Earlier, the Israeli Embassy in Ukraine announced that the Holy Fire meeting at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher will be held with a limited number of participants due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As indicated, on the morning of April 17, 2,182,823 cases of coronavirus were registered worldwide, of which 145,551 were fatal, 547,589 resulted in the recovery of patients.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru