In 2003 the Foundation of St. Andrew the First-Called restored the tradition of bringing the Holy Fire to the Russian Orthodox Church.
In 2018, for the sixteenth time, the Foundation will deliver the Fire to Moscow on Holy Saturday for the Patriarchal Easter Service held at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
Hundreds of people will come to “Vnukovo” airport to light their lamps from the Holy Fire and to bring its parts to their churches and homes.
The Holy Fire will be delivered to almost all the eparchies of the Russian Orthodox Church during the Holy Week.
The delivery of the Holy Fire to Russia is part of the peace-making programme called “Pray for Peace for Jerusalem”. Every year during the Holy Week thousands of people in different countries around the world are saying the dedicated prayer about peace in the Holy Land.