Young Folks Pictorial Tour of the World

Young Folks Pictorial Tour of the World

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...before the tremendous rush. In one small but compact band the Bishop of Petra (who, is on this occasion the Bishop of "the Fire," the representative of Patriarch) is hurried to the Chapel of the Sepulchre, and the door is closed behind him. The whole church is now one heaving sea of heads, resounding with uproar. One vacant space alone is left; a narrow l-ne from the aperture on the north side of the chapel to the wall of the church. By the aperture itself stands a priest to catch the fire; on each side of tne lane, so far as the eye can reach, hundreds of bare arms are stretched out like the branches of a leafless forest--like the branches of a forest quivering in some violent tempest. Silent--awfully silent--in the midst of this frantic uproar, stands tho Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre. If any one could at such a moment be convinced of its genuineness, or could expect a display of miraculous power, assuredly it would be that its very stones would cry out against the wild fanaticism without, and wretched fraud within, by which it is at that hour desecrated. At last the moment comes. A bright flame as of burning wood appears inside the hole--the light, as every educated Greek knows and acknowledges, kindled by the bishop within--the light, as every pilgrim believes, of the descent of God Himself upon the Holy Tomb. Any distinct feature or incident is lost in the universal whirl of excitement which envelops the church, as slowly, gradually, the fire spreads from hand to hand, from taper to taper, through the vast multitude--till at last the whole edifice from gallery to gallery, and through the area below, is one wide blaze of thousands of burning candles. It is now that, accord ing to some accounts, the Bishop or Patriarch is carried...
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236551699
  • 9781236551696