Holy Fire

Pascha
Thy Resurrection, O Christ our savior…

We stand in silence. We reach midnight. A lone candle is lit back in the altar, visible only through the curtain pulled shut in between. Out comes the priest¬†with the¬†“holy fire,” which is spread from candle to candle among the people. Then, the joyous procession around the church and upon returning, the discovery that the tomb is empty!

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