A Study of the Rite of the Holy Fire in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Author: Bishop Auxentios of Photiki
The history of the phenomenon of the Holy Fire is as obscure as it is unknown to most non-Orthodox Christians. Each year at Pascha, according to a living tradition of the Eastern Orthodox Church, a heavenly light comes down into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and ignites a lamp which has been placed in the tomb. This history should certainly arouse the curiosity of anyone who is not a believer; it should help expand the knowledge of non-Orthodox Christians; and it will provide Orthodox Christians with a better understanding of a phenomenon deeply embedded in the historical Church’s ties to the Eternal.