Eastern Orthodox Christians take part in Holy Fire ceremony in Jerusalem

Faithful from Eastern #Orthodox churches gathered inside #Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre church on Saturday to take part in the annual #HolyFire ceremony.
According to Orthodox tradition, on Holy Saturday – the day before Easter – a fire appears spontaneously from what is believed to be Jesus’ tomb, as a reminder to followers that he has not forgotten them.

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‘Serbian Knights’ plunge into icy river for Epiphany swim

Men from a Serbian knights organisation dive into Belgrade’s chilly Sava river to retrieve a wooden cross in a religious rite held on the eve of Epiphany, a Christian holiday marking the baptism of Jesus. The icy epiphany swim is a tradition held in many Orthodox Christian countries.

At Jesus’s birthplace, an app is born to ease crowds

Bethlehem is buzzing, with more tourists expected this Christmas than have visited the Biblical city in years, causing the kind of problem that modern technology was almost born to deal with. Such are the crowds at the church built on the site where Jesus is believed to have been born that the authorities are planning to introduce an advance reservation system through an app.

War on Christianity? US student loses free speech case vs college over ‘Jesus loves you’ cards

There are growing claims that a supposed war on Christianity is being fought at universities in the US.

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‘Caged Jesus’ Used to Protest Zero Tolerance

An Indianapolis church is protesting President Donald Trump’s border policies with a scene that shows Jesus, Mary and Joseph inside a caged fence. The church dean said “I’m shocked to see this in our country.” (July 3)

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