A church in Crete will be turned into a vaccination center, to facilitate those who want to get the coronavirus vaccine.
Following the initiative of the Parish of Agios Nikolaos Archanes, mixed ladder of the 7th RAE in collaboration with the municipality of Acharnes Asterousia, will carry out vaccinations in the Holy Temple of Panagia Acharnon. Vaccinations will be performed with Johnson's single-dose vaccine & Johnson, on Monday 6 September.
This is the first time such a thing has happened in a church. "The purpose is to give the message that the Church is not against, that he is interested in both mental and physical health "said at the Open Father Andreas Kaliontzakis. The Gospel says "keep your body as a purifier of the soul". We are obliged to protect the health of our body, the Church cannot sabotage science, "Theology and science must work together," said the priest.
The reactions are already encouraging - believers who were previously vaccinators have already changed their minds. "We have some negatives", mentions p. Andrew. "About 10 with 15 people right now are convinced. I am interested in the message to have an impact, ότι η Εκκλησία συμπορεύεται με την επιστήμη».