Epiphanes calls on authorities to lighten quarantine of believers
The church calls on the state to adapt the quarantine so that believers have the opportunity to participate in worship.
This was written on Facebook by Metropolitan Epiphanes from Kiev and all over Ukraine.
“Our churches have not closed their doors to personal prayer, to the spiritual support of believers, to fellowship with all who have requested it at all times. And now, when the quarantine restrictions are gradually relaxed, we let us call on the state to be sensitive and to the needs of believers to adapt quarantine to such so that, in accordance with security measures, believers will once again have the possibility of participating directly in worship, “wrote Epiphane.
He noted that in the temples there is always a prayer for the cessation of “fatal unhappiness”, a call is made to remember the need to take care of yourself and to take care of each other, to respect and take care of parents, to pay more attention to their children and their loved ones, to value every moment of our lives.
“Live here and now, in the love and care of your neighbors, be slow to anger and quick to good deeds,” said Epiphane.
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As reported by Ukrinform, since March 12, the government has introduced quarantine in Ukraine to combat the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus infection. In particular, the works of the Kiev metro, Kharkov and Dnipro have been stopped, the circulation of land transport in cities, interurban and interregional road, rail and air services has been stopped. Since March 28, Ukraine has completely closed the border for scheduled flights, including air travel.
On April 24, Prime Minister Denis Shmygal unveiled a quarantine exit plan for Ukraine, which includes 5 steps. The first relaxation of quarantine restrictions in Ukraine began on May 11. The quarantine has now been extended until May 22.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru