Holy Fire: The Miracle of Holy Saturday at the Tomb of Christ … by Haris Skarlakidis I purchased this book in a monastery at Meteora, Greece … extremely high quality … 264 pages The new book “Holy Fire” provides 45 personal testimonies plus a multitude of other references and resources spanning the almost 2000 year history of the Holy Fire miracle that occurs every year on Orthodox Holy Saturday in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. start of the Introduction The descent of the Holy Fire at the Church of the Resurrection – or Church of the Holy Sepulchre as it is also known – each Holy Saturday is a magnificent and highly venerated event that has been taking place for more than a millennium. Each year, at noon on Holy Saturday, a light descends on the Tomb of Christ, the Holy Sepulchre, and ignites the so-called ever-burning oil lamp in the Tomb’s interior, while at the same time a blue incandescence from the same light diffuses throughout the Church of the Resurrection, illuminating the entire area and spontaneously igniting other lamps and candles around the church. This event has been recorded for at least twelve centuries. The historical testimonies referring to it and presented in this work amount to 45, and they describe in detail the rite of the Holy Fire during the period between the ninth and sixteenth centuries. All these testimonies describe, in an impressively unanimous manner, a fire or light that miraculously descends from the sky before the waiting crowd and lights a lamp inside the empty Tomb of Christ. This light is identified with the supernatural light that radiated inside the Tomb of Christ during His Resurrection. The Holy Light appeared for the first time during the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, after midnight on Holy Saturday and a few hours before the dawn of Easter Sunday, most likely on the date of 5 April AD 33. Today, two millennia later, the same light continues to appear at the same place: inside the Tomb of Christ but also outside it, during the service of Holy Saturday. http://lessonsfromamonastery.wordpress.com/2011/11/16/book-review-holy-fire-by-haris-skarlakidis/ Available in the USA … http://www.notofthisworldicons.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=80001585-1324405830 .