The Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain issued instructions for the faithful to prevent and reduce the spread of coronavirus.
In particular, it recommends that believers follow and place close heed with the guidelines of the British National Health System.
He also emphasizes that every person should choose for himself how to express himself in the church “but also in life in general” in regard to reverencing the icons, kissing the hand of clergy and so many other actions.”
Finally, it stresses, “As Orthodox Christians, we believe that the Holy Eucharist is the Body and the Blood of the Resurrected Christ.”
«We also believe that germs, viruses, and other diseases are not transmitted through the Eucharist,” it points out.