Easter festivities will not be banned due to quarantine, but people are encouraged to stay home and watch the broadcast online. Such a decision of the authorities was announced by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky during a meeting with the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church His Beatitude Svyatoslav, as the press service of the UGCC writes.
"The head of state explained that the government made a fundamental decision to give the opportunity to perform Easter services and broadcast them live," - the statement said.
In addition, the President noted that it is imperative to convince people to stay at home and provide them with everything necessary for the celebration of Easter. After all, crowds in or near churches pose a serious threat to life and health.
His Beatitude Svyatoslav thanked Zelensky for evaluating the efforts of the UGCC in countering the spread of coronavirus. The President was informed about the appeal of the head of the UGCC to believers in order to participate in Easter services at home as much as possible and about the opportunity to consecrate vines and Easter baskets in an online broadcast format.
The bishop also recalled his video message to the Greek Catholics, in which he urged to take with understanding that on Palm Sunday and Easter services the faithful could not get to the churches.
As we reported before, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine could provide its shrines for the needs of those sick with Chinese coronavirus. Epifaniy