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Offline cristoforos

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Holy Fire
« on: October 25, 2006, 10:51:16 AM »
Hi guys, I've been reading about the Miracle of The Holy Fire (Holy Light) that takes place every year in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Its amazing! I'm a Catholic (becoming more and more interested in Orthodoxy) and I had never heard of this Miracle until I came across a book about it in a shop last week. I've been reading about it on the internet since.

I was just wondering what are your views of it? Has anyone on this forum been and experienced it? I read that it only comes to the Orthodox Patriarch and when 2 RC priests tried it in the Middle Ages it failed and they were punished. Does anyone know of this? I guess a lot of people would doubt the validity of this miracle, what is the general Orthodox opinion of it?

Any info would be greatly appreciated! God Bless.

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Re: Holy Fire
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2006, 02:20:18 PM »
Here's an interesting thread previously on this site where the miracle is examined critically:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,6446.0.html

A thread regarding the liturgics involved with both representatives of the Armenian Patriarchate as well as the Eastern Orthodox

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,5756.0.html

Yet another thread:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,6012.0.html

There's others too, that will be uncovered throuhg our Serach function...

Anyway, while I have never had the unique blessing of being there for the Holy Fire, my godparents have been there. It is....humbling and remarkable.

Finally, there was a televion doccumentary about this that was on the Discovery Channel or some such network about 10 years ago. I may be archived somewhere, if you can find it.
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Re: Holy Fire
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2006, 03:13:04 PM »
Threads:

"Holy Light"
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,934.0.html

"This Year's Pic Of 'Holy Fire'"
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,3211.0.html

"Holy Fire Ceremony 2006 and the current Jerusalem Dispute"
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,8760.0.html

"Question about Holy Fire"
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,7775.0.html

"Jew trys to sort out Orthodox-Armenian tiff"
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,5880.0.html

I put "Holy Fire" in quotations in the search and came up with these threads as well as the ones chris referenced.  I hope they are all useful!
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