The Holy Light is set to arrive in Cyprus from Jerusalem on Holy Saturday afternoon and will be distributed to remote areas across the island with the help of the Bank of Cyprus SupportCY volunteer corps and the United Bikers of Cyprus, according to a press release from the Bank of Cyprus.
The Holy Light is expected to arrive at the old Larnaca Airport shortly after 6 p.m. on Holy Saturday on a Cyprus Airways plane. Once it arrives, it will be taken to the Holy Sepulchre in Nicosia and then distributed throughout the country, the press release noted.
The Archbishop of the Holy Sepulchre in Cyprus, Metropolitan Timothy of Vostron, will be responsible for its transport and transmission, accompanied by a delegation of the Archdiocese of the Holy Sepulchre led by Metropolitan Timothy.
The Bank of Cyprus SupportCY Volunteer Corps, along with the United Bikers of Cyprus, will support the transport of the Holy Light to remote areas and specific locations in the districts of Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, and Famagusta, with the support of ETEA and the Avgorou Bikers Club. The Exarchate of the Holy Sepulchre and the organized Star Club Cyprus Chapter 1999 Motorcyclists Club, in collaboration with the Vespa Lambretta Club of Cyprus and Lemesos Harley Riders and organizations, will also carry the Holy Light to several locations in Nicosia and Limassol.
According to the press release, Cyprus Airways will transport the Holy Light to Cyprus this year as part of a scheduled flight, in consultation with all relevant government agencies in Cyprus and Israel.
"The Holy Light is a sacred symbol of the Orthodox Christian faith, and we are honored to support its transport and distribution throughout Cyprus," said a spokesperson for the Bank of Cyprus SupportCY Volunteer Corps. "We are grateful to all the organizations and individuals who are helping to make this possible."
The routes and delivery points for the Holy Light will be announced on the Facebook pages of the entities involved, and the public can find out the exact arrival times in their communities from their parish churches.
The Holy Light ceremony, which symbolizes the resurrection of Christ, takes place annually at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, and the flame is then distributed to Orthodox Christian communities around the world.