The Orthodox world has witnessed the descent of the Holy Fire in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem at exactly 14:55.
Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem and All Palestine carried out the sacred fire to the believers.
From the New Gate into the temple, police officers and representatives of the Jerusalem Patriarchate allowed only those vaccinated for the novel coronavirus.
Not vaccinated people stayed in the monasteries.
Believers say the descent of the Holy Fire is a divine sign, and the fire does not burn for the first 10-15 minutes. During this time, believers wash their faces with the fire.