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Holy Fire Lights Orthodox Easter In Jerusalem's Church Of The Holy Sepulchre (VIDEO) (PHOTOS)

05/05/2013 09:34 am ET | Updated May 05, 2013

In this stunning video, Orthodox Christians welcome the Holy Fire, a miracle that Orthodox Christians believe occurs every year on the evening before Easter Sunday.

Close to 10,000 people crowded the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, believed to be the location of Jesus' burial and resurrection. Since the 9th century, Orthodox Christians celebrate the Holy Fire ceremony with a belief that a mysterious 'blue fire' lights a candle held by the Greek Orthodox Patriarch in Jerusalem.

According to RT.com, the light is then shared with other clergy leaders and then spread to waiting worshipers who claim that the Holy Fire does not burn them when passed over their hands.

The Holy Fire is taken out to other Orthodox communities around the world via special flights, EuroNews reports.

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