The column that was split by the Holy Fire (1579)

http://abelletters.wordpress.com ABEL LETTERS The column that was split by the Holy Fire (1579) Source: http://www.skarlakidis.gr/en/thema/18–1579-.html On Holy Saturday 1579, according to the Church chronicles of the city of Jerusalem, the Turkish governors forbad the Greek patriarch and the Orthodox faithful to enter the Church of the Resurrection for the customary rite of the Holy Fire. …