Reasons for the penalties parishioners of Moscow churches who came on palm Sunday at the Liturgy in temples, unclear, as the requirement to hold services without a congregation do since April 13, said the ROC
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Reasons for the penalties parishioners of Moscow churches who came on palm Sunday at the Liturgy in temples, unclear, as the requirement to hold services without the parishioners do with April 13, stated in the ROC.
“If reliable information that some of the men today in the Moscow temples people were fined, it raises the question”, – quotes “Interfax” the entry in Telegram-channel head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Legoida.
“Only yesterday received the order of the chief sanitary doctor of the city of Moscow to hold services without a congregation – starting Monday, April 13 So if came to the temple today is not at risk and should be quarantined for obvious reasons, is not very clear why they are fined”, – he wrote.
Earlier in social networks appeared information that in Moscow the police started to draw up the protocols of administrative offense against the faithful came to the Liturgy on palm Sunday.
In a circular letter drivinghis Affairs of the Moscow Patriarchy of the Metropolitan of the resurrection of Dionysus (Poruba), published on the official website of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) on April 11, reportedly in connection with the sanitary requirement of the authorities of the Church services during Holy week and Pascha in Moscow and the Moscow region from 13 to 19 April will be held without a congregation.
March 29, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill addressed the believers with an appeal to pray at home rather than in churches to protect themselves from illness in the days of the pandemic coronavirus. “If someone has something to say, recall the example of Mary of Egypt”, – the Patriarch said, referring to Holy, which is far away from the monasteries and temples in the wilderness saved his life and “the physical body has given me power to live as much in the incredible conditions, as the Lord gave the wonderful Holy ascetic”.
April 10, the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin and Governor of Moscow region Andrei Vorobyov signed decrees according to which for trips across Moscow and Moscow region by car and public transport are special digital badge, to start their registration will be from Monday, April 13, 2020. From April 15 to their availability for travel will be required. Walk while you can with no gaps, but at the same time strictly observing the rules and restrictions.
same day Legoyda in his interview to RIA “Novosti” said that this year, the Orthodox Church asks the faithful to pray at home.