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 seventeenth 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.
Upon the blessing from His Holiness Kirill Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, on April 27, 2019, just before the Orthodox Easter, a delegation of the Foundation of Saint Andrew the First-Called is going to deliver the Holy Fire from the Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Jerusalem to Moscow for the Easter Patriarchal Service held at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Vladimir Yakunin, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation of Saint Andrew the First-Called, and Archbishop Matthew of Yegoryevsk, a representative of the Russian Orthodox Church and a vicar of His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, will head the delegation.
Traditionally, the delegation of the Foundation of Saint Andrew the First-Called will include public officials, politicians, the clergy, representatives of culture, journalists and business people. There will be about 100 participants altogether.