Moscow churches will hold worship services on Easter without the parishioners

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Worship in the churches of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) in Moscow and the Moscow region will be held without the participation of parishioners from 13 to 19 April, reports “Komsomolskaya Pravda”.

this was stated by the first vicar of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, the Metropolitan of the resurrection Dionysius. On the website of the Russian Orthodox Church notes that it is dictated by the requirements of the sanitary authorities of the capital.

an Exception is made for priests and persons “whose presence is necessary for the function of religious buildings, as well as to conduct online broadcasts of the divine services.”

Dionysius was asked to inform the faithful about innovations “and to comfort them with a fatherly word” and to clarify that the restrictions do not deprive parishioners of the possibility of participation in the divine services.

the Russian Orthodox Church urged the faithful to pray at home and visit temples

11 APR chief sanitary doctor of Moscow Elen Andreev asked to suspend visits to citizens under the jurisdiction of the Church territories in the region. April 19, the Russian Orthodox Church celebrate the holiday of the resurrection of Christ (Easter).

Earlier, Sergei Sobyanin said that before the end of the high alert of coronavirus Metropolitan cemetery will be closed to the public. They will be open for registration services for the burial and attend the funeral.

For the last day was 1667 confirmed cases COVID-19 in 49 regions of Russia. The country today recorded 13 584 cases in 82 regions.

Discharged on recovery 1045 people, including in recent days – 250, died in 106 patients. In the sit room said that Russia had held 1.18 million tests COVID-19. Under medical supervision, remain 159 thousand people.

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