Ural Airlines Bring Holy Fire to Urals

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, April 14, 2017. Ural Airlines are to operate a special flight to bring the Holy Fire from Jerusalem to the Urals, the air carrier’s press service says.

A large delegation from Yekaterinburg Diocese is heading for the Holy Land to take part in the Holy Fire ceremony. Their trip was funded by Russian Copper Company,’ the press service says.

The delegation comprises local parish goers, benefactors, and a quite a few teachers and heads of educational establishments. While in the Holy Land, they will go on guided tours of major Jerusalem pilgrimage destinations and will get to witness the annual miracle at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (also known as the Resurrection Temple).

‘Even though fire isn’t the typical kind of cargo, once a year airports and airline make an exception for passengers with open fire fixtures in their carry-on luggage and provide a specially prepared air vessel with enhanced security settings,’ the airline representatives explain.


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