July 22, 2024

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Greece: Easter service starts at 9pm

On Holy Saturday, Easter services will begin at 21.00 in the courtyard of the Holy Temples, as stated in the decision of the Permanent Holy Synod of the Church of Greece, which was published on April 20.

As the representative of the synod said, Metropolitan of Ilion Mr. Athenagoras, the Church will transfer the time of Holy Communion to Holy Week. In particular, the Holy Synod, taking into account the current state of the pandemic and the ban on traffic, decided to start services half an hour earlier, at 18.30 pm from Palm Sunday to Clean Wednesday, Clean Thursday at 17:30. and on Good Friday at 18:00, at the rate of 1 person per 25 sq.m. and a maximum of 100 people.

With regard to the Easter service, the Holy Synod unanimously decided to adjust the starting time of the ceremony at 21:00 on Holy Saturday. The ceremony will take place in the courtyard of the Holy Temples, according to tradition, and will be accompanied by the Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection of Christ in the Holy Temple.

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