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Annual Holy Fire miracle spreads light under heavy Israeli guard

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on April 19, 2009

Clergymen told Ma’an on Saturday that the fire descends from the sky every year on Holy Saturday. They claimed that its appearance cannot be explained scientifically, and is thus believed to be one of the greatest miracles in the world, most significantly because of the flame’s non-material make-up. The fire does not emit warmth for the first 33 minutes of its arrival, and will not burn skin during this period, they said.

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Israeli Passover restrictions prevent hundreds from reaching Jerusalem for prayer

Posted in Jerusalem by beyondtheborder on April 11, 2009

Muslims heading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque for Friday prayers and Christians wishing to worship at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus is said to have been buried following his crucifiction, in Jerusalem were turned away from Israeli checkpoints.

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