The holy Fire is described by Orthodox Christians as a miracle that occurs every year at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Great Saturday, or Holy Saturday, the day preceding Orthodox Easter.
The Ethiopian Church has no presence rights in the ceremony and therefore holds its own ceremony later that evening at the courtyard of the Deir Al-Sultan monastery, which sits above the Holy Sepulchre church.
The Ethiopian pilgrims pour into the courtyard from early hours of the day to pray and celebrate the Holy Fire later in the evening.
The peak of the event occurs when candles are being lit and the pilgrims chant and surround the courtyard center three time
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