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The Holy Fire will be greeted with honors

18 April 2009 / 12:04:38  GRReporter
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Ever since dawn all believers crossed the doors of churches, in order to attend the morning mass and last night they silently participated in the traditional processions holding candles, on the occasion of Good Friday.

The fire from Jerusalem will be brought to Athens in the governmental plane “Ebraear,” and not with a special flight of Olympic Airlines as it was done throughout the last years. After its arrival in Greece, the fire will be taken to all eparchies with airplanes of Olympic.

Traveling in the plane will be deputy foreign affairs minister Theodoros Kasimis, the Exarch of Jerusalem Arhimandrit Damianos, e representative of the Athens Archbishop Yeronimos, the eparch of Mantinya Alexandros and representatives of some parliament Parties. The plane left in the morning and will return to “Elefterios Venizelos” at 06:30pm.

The passing fire ceremony will be done at noon in the Jesus’ Resurrection Temple in Jerusalem by the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophyl in the presence of representatives of all Christian orthodox churches.

The arrival of the Holy Fire will be greeted with a special ceremony and honors, which are usually done for Presidents. After that the Holy Fire will be transported to all Bishoprics in Greece with 17 scheduled flights by Olympic Airlines. The company has made special flights and after Greece, Olympic will take the fire to Alexandria in Egypt.

The Holy Fire will reach Larisa with an military plane and military helicopters will take the fire to the remote islands Kea, Siros, Patmos, Lipsus and Leros.

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