from ekathimerini.com 07.05.2020 Churches on the island of Crete will be reopening their doors on May 17, allowing their parishioners to attend services, the Holy Synod of the semi-autonomous church said on Thursday. In an announcement, the Church of Crete warned that the elderly, people with health problems and others who are at risk of …
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APOSTOLOS LAKASAS – ekathimerini.com Greece’s Archbishop Ieronymos has written to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to ask for churches to be opened for the country’s faithful as long as social distancing regulations imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic are observed. https://www.ekathimerini.com/252070/article/ekathimerini/news/archbishop-asks-greek-pm-to-allow-churches-to-open
erusalem – Friars in dark robes and face masks walked solemnly through the empty streets of the
Old City in occupied East Jerusalem on Friday, marking an “extraordinary” Easter as worshippers
are kept away because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The procession along Via Dolorosa in pre-pandemic times would be followed by thousands of
pilgrims, retracing the steps they believe Jesus took ahead of his crucifixion.
But this year, the footsteps and prayers of the faithful have fallen silent, as flights are grounded and
The streets of Jerusalem’s Old City were eerily quiet on Friday, after Greek Orthodox church
authorities canceled the traditional Easter procession along the Via Dolorosa amid a nationwide
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