Holy Fire arrives in Ukraine

23:59, 11 April 2015
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Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary headed a Ukrainian delegation who went to Jerusalem for the Holy Fire.

REUTERS

The Holy Fire has arrived at Boryspil Airport by a special flight, a TSN reporter has said.

Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary headed a Ukrainian delegation who went to Jerusalem for the Holy Fire. Upon arrival, he shared the fire with priests who should bring it to Ukrainian churches.

The Holy Fire ritual lit up Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre on the Saturday before Orthodox Easter Sunday, celebrated one week after Christianity in the West this year.

The ritual dates back at least 1,200 years. It  is considered a miracle and a message to Orthodox Christians from heaven.

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