On Great Saturday, after the end of the Divine Liturgy, the sisters take their lamps and hurry with “joyful feet” to the Church of the Resurrection of Christ to take the Holy Fire that miraculously descends into sacred edicule over the Holy Sepulcher on this day before Holy Pascha of Christ.
Встреча Благодатного Огня на Елеоне.
Receiving the fire, they quickly return to their convents where the sisters gather in the church to receive this great gift of God. Burning all the lamps and candles in the church, they process around the holy shroud three times with the singing “Thy Resurrection Christ the Savior.” Then, with joy they await for the beginning of Easter Matins.
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