MOSCOW, 20 Jun — RIA Novosti. the Believers were coming back in the country to gradually open up the churches of different denominations. And if the Orthodox this happened three weeks ago, in the mosque just begin to start up, and Jews and Buddhists are still unable to pray together with fellow believers.
About three months millions of Russian Muslims waited to open the mosque. The most important Islamic month in the year — Ramadan — was held from April 24 through may 23 no collective night prayers and combined iptarov (of rangooni). In isolation, the believers met on may 24 and Eid al-Fitr is one of two major Muslim holidays.
But life comes to normal. In some regions this Friday, June 19, passed the first after a long pause, the collective Friday prayers. And in Moscow, the faithful could get to the mosque a week ago.
However, not all. Iconic sites in the city subject to the requirements of the CPS: the praying should be from each other at a distance of not less than five feet and masks and gloves. Therefore, the same Moscow Cathedral mosque is now ready to receive ten thousand Muslims, and four to five times smaller.
“this week for Friday prayers came to about three thousand believers, last — about two thousand. Of course, not all were in the building — many people prayed on site. And dozens of people did not even make it to the courtyard of a mosque”, — informs RIA Novosti, the Moscow mufti Ildar Alyautdinov.
“But the period of separation from mosques were long, so more and more people seek to connect in prayer,” — said the mufti.
Muscovite Gulnara Khamidov is one of these. Last Friday she for the first time since mid-March, went to the mosque. But did not get inside.
“even Though I was early to the building to go is unreal. And on the street a lot of people. So that not all comply with the necessary distance, despite the calls of the volunteers,” says the parishioner.
According to her, the problem will solve only the construction of new mosques. Now in Moscow there are four of them — before the pandemic coronavirus on Fridays and holidays inward to fill tens of thousands of people.
So in the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Russia has supported the petition of the faithful with a request to build new mosques in major cities.
“We urge all levels of government to allow to build mosques in cities. Not to destroy already built or under construction, not to withdraw previously allocated land. We urge the government not to hinder but to promote the construction of mosques and their operation”, — the statement says.
two kilometers from the Grand mosque in the Marina grove — major Metropolitan synagogue. It is also closed for the believers in mid-March. When it re-open its doors is still unknown.
First cases of infection with coronavirus in the parish recorded in mid-March. Had been ill for several dozen people, including chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar. Therefore, to open synagogue no hurry.
However, the Federation of Jewish communities of Russia are preparing a plan of gradual return to normal life. Intend to do it “slowly and carefully”, because COVID-19 is still threatening the community.
“we Must try, as far as possible and depends on us to prevent new infections. In this case, for us, of course, health is more important discoveries on a day or two before,” — said RIA Novosti President of the FJC Rabbi Alexander Boroda.
According to him, the community fully trust the recommendations of medical doctors. Accordingly, after the opening of synagogues to allow there will be the believers only in the individual protection means and without signs of respiratory infections.
in the meantime, read the Torah online. On the Internet to make prayers and lessons of the Law of Judaism. For the parishioners of the Moscow choral synagogue — the oldest in the capital are organized by the chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt. According to him, the believers want to come to the synagogue, “to meet friends and be in a familiar environment”.
“We are closely monitoring the epidemiological situation in Moscow and orientirueshsya on it exclusively. I hope that after a few weeks, the synagogue will open its doors to the community and guests,” says Rabbi Goldschmidt.
those hopes have grounds. The capital city has passed the peak of the pandemic coronavirus. But in the regions the situation is different.
for Example, in Buryatia Republic daily revealed 50 new cases in a population of 986 thousand people. However, the churches are for believers not closed.
First of all, we are talking about the Buddhist monasteries, datsans. Buddhism is traditional religion practiced by most residents of the region.
Opened and the famous spiritual centre of the Russian Buddhism — Ivolginsky datsan. However, employees here Lama recommend to the faithful to stay home.
“They can send their names and donations through the Network. Lama-astrologers were receiving on the phone. This order remains in place until 30 June, while there is a regime of exclusion,” says RIA Novosti press-Secretary Ivolginsky datsan Alla namsaraeva.
In the monastery all are required to wear masks and handle hands with antiseptic. Today, however, believers can only pray Lama temporarily does not accept visitors. Now they make daily khurals (prayers), so the spiritual life in this Holy place did not stop.
do Not stop mopour in another predominantly Buddhist region of Kalmykia. There, in contrast to Buryatia, the khurul (temples) are closed to believers.
“the country is already the second stage restrictions. I think by July 1, we come to the opening of the temples. And while we prepare the building to visit the believers,” explains RIA Novosti rector of the “Golden abode of Buddha Shakyamuni” gelung Andja Harchev.
“want to go in at the end of the service. We have a large territory — allowed to walk to spin the reels to pray. In the prayer hall will also allow access for a certain time, the main condition is to comply with sanitary standards”, — said gelung Harchev.
All public areas are regularly disinfected.
the Parishioners are obliged to keep your distance, wear a mask, process hands with sanitizer at the entrance, to measure the temperature.
“of Course, we will recommend to touch the shrines, prayer drums with gloves on,” — emphasizes Harchev.
“the Pandemic has forced many to think about the value of life. The disease sends more than correct thoughts and actions. The quarantine also has its advantages: it turned out that we can be closer, more attentive, more concerned for each other. I think everyone will feel that the world will change after that experience,” says the Abbot of the main temple of Kalmykia.