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Peaceful Easter in Jerusalem

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  • T M Chacko
    A bit of light news on Easter Speaking of Jewish-Christian relations regarding holy days, yesterday s Easter ceremonies in Jerusalem were a lot more peaceful
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 28, 2003
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      A bit of light news on Easter

      Speaking of Jewish-Christian relations regarding holy days, yesterday's Easter ceremonies in Jerusalem were a lot more peaceful than some were expecting. (Orthodox Christians use a different calendar than Western churches, and celebrated Easter yesterday.) Israel was threatening to restrict attendance at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher's Holy Fire ceremony Saturday to only a few hundred people instead of the 10,000 or so that have attended in past years. Last year, a fight broke out between Greek and Armenian clergy over whose candle would be lit first, and church leaders began blowing out each others' candles. It's a sad, sad story, but the two sides were finally able to come to an agreement at the last minute this year, and 6,000 people worshipped peacefully¬ówell, except for the pushing and shoving.

      http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2003/117/12.0.html
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