Romanian nuns celebrate Easter among the skulls of their dead sisters as Orthodox Christians pack churches around the world

By ROSIE TAYLOR - 5/5/13 Around 300million Orthodox Christians celebrated Easter Sunday  Nuns at the Pasarea monastery in Romania marked the holy event in room of skulls Thousands attended Holy Fire ceremony and Easter service at Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem As thousands of Orthodox Christians celebrated Easter Sunday today with services around the world, worshippers in Romania visited ...

Holy Fire set to take over Old City

By NICOLE JANSEZIAN, TRAVELUJAH 11/4/2012 Easter in Israel is unique in many ways, but probably the most significant tradition that occurs only in the Holy Land is the widely awaited tradition of the Holy Fire ceremony. The special ceremony takes place on the Saturday before Orthodox Easter, and captures center stage once again during this holiday's season ...

Lent in Jerusalem: The Holy Fire Ceremony

By NICOLE JANSEZIAN, TRAVELUJAH 04/05/2011 For further information on Christian tourism and Holy Land Tours to Israel contact Travelujah. Easter in Israel is essentially centered on one specific tradition, the Holy Fire ceremony, which takes place on the Saturday before Easter, and is the hallmark of this holiday's season in Jerusalem for local ...

Tourist Interest in Perperikon and Tatul

Irina Angeleova 3/4/2011 A lot of Bulgarians have chosen the Eastern Rhodopes as a destination for the Easter holidays. The visitors are attracted by both the Wonders in the region ? the Thracian sanctuaries in Perperikon and Tatul and by the other sights there like the ancient fortresses, Roman bridges and natural phenomena. The famous monastery ...

UOC delegation goes to Bethlehem for sacred Fire

05-01-2011 A delegation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC), at the request of UOC Primate, the Metropolitan Volodymyr has left for Bethlehem to take the Holy Fire from the lamps burning over the birthplace of Jesus Christ. The Orthodox Church, in addition to the Holy Fire coming down on Holy Saturday at the Holy Sepulchre ...