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Patriarch Bartholomew celebrates the Paschal Divine Liturgy in the cathedral of the Constantinopolitan Patriarchate ( 26.04.2006 )

Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople celebrated the Paschal Divine Liturgy in the patriarchal cathedral of the Holy Great-martyr George in Istanbul, Turkey.

At just before midnight of the Holy and Great Saturday, after nearly an hour of chanting and prayer, the lights in the crowded cathedral of St. George the Victor went out and His Holiness Bartholomew brought out several candles, the flame from which is traditionally brought from the site of the Lord’s Tomb in Jerusalem.


Informs: the Greek daily Ekathimerini