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Orthodox Christians Celebrate Holy Fire Ritual

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Orthodox Christians Celebrate Holy Fire Ritual

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Orthodox Christians Celebrate Holy Fire Ritual

Orthodox Christians Celebrate Holy Fire Ritual

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Christian pilgrims packed Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Saturday to celebrate an Orthodox ritual dating back more than a thousand years: the appearance of the holy fire. Worshipers lit countless candles, danced and chanted. Some poured hot wax on their faces as they passed the flame from person to person.