"Our Church, from the first moment of the onset of the pandemic, stood by the responsible Greek government and the Greek people ".
Announcement issued, tonight, the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece regarding liturgies in the coming period.
Her announcement in detail Holy Synod of the Church of Greece:
"After questions from many believers about the current recommendations of the Permanent Holy Synod regarding the performance of the liturgies in the coming period, we inform that the Holy Synod has recently issued the Circular Note under’ no. 3499/1445/28.7.2020, reminded of its relevant decisions regarding the precise and consistent observance of the prescribed precautionary measures for the protection of public health in the Holy Temples, with the exhortation to all the Clergy,the Monks and the Nuns and the members of the Ecclesiastical Councils and Abbots' Councils, for their faithful and careful observance, where the recommendation is contained: "The litany will be held after great care, without overcrowding of the participating faithful people, and if or when possible, in brief, in accordance with the pastoral judgment of the relevant Archbishop ".
This recommendation on keeping distance and avoiding overcrowding is in line with the legal framework applicable to outdoor gatherings in force at the time of its adoption., subject to any change on the part of the State during the scientific presentations and depending on the course of the epidemic coronavirus covid-19.
The Press Office of the Holy Synod recalls from 04.08.2020 Statement of His Beatitude the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Mr.. Jerome, which is as follows: "Our Church, from the first moment of the onset of the pandemic, stood, just as it should, with all its might, on the side of the responsible Greek government and the Greek people,to effectively address this national test. United, and always in the context of the noble coexistence that, historically and diachronically,characterizes the relationship of the two leading institutions of our nation, we achieved a lot.
Greece became a commendable example for us throughout the Universe, because all together, with a sense of patriotic duty, we listened to the experts and protected the supreme good of human life and health, with the smallest possible losses. After all, without people, there is neither a State nor a Church. And the mission of the Church is none other than to serve man sacrificially and to the absolute degree, with boundless love for his face and for his existence.
Today, that the danger of a pandemic seems to threaten our country again, our Church, again, must be lifted at the height of the circumstances. And it will. Like our faithful people,where, disciplined and prudent, followed and follows the instructions and instructions of the competent health authorities.
For the common good. To be the pandemic soon, with the help of God and with the pivotal contribution of science, a nightmare that passed irrevocably, at the lowest possible cost for our country and for our people ". The Church of Greece continues to hold the same responsible position towards the Holy Clergy and its faithful People, concerned with both human health and life,as well as to ensure the unimpeded performance of Divine Worship ".