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‘Holy Fire’…

The Greek Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem, Metropolitan Theophilos III (center), sprinkles holy water on worshippers yesterday after the traditional washing of the feet ceremony outside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem’s Old City. Every Easter, thousands of Orthodox faithful visit the church, believed to mark the spot where Jesus Christ was crucified and buried. On Easter Saturday the ‘Holy Fire’ is passed among candle-bearing worshippers outside the church before going aboard special flights to Athens and other cities.