The Services of the Holy Week and of the Luminous Resurrection were observed at the Holy Cathedral in Doha and at the Holy Chapel of the Dormition, in conformity to the instructions of the Ministry of Health due to the covid-19, and according to the Order of the Jerusalem Patriarchate, enabling thus the participation of more faithful Christians.
The Church Services were officiated by Archbishop Makarios of Qatar, with the ministering Priest Demetrios. A great multitude of faithful from various cities of the Emirate received the Holy Communion in reverence and contrition.
The Services were observed in Greek, Arabic, Slavonic, Serbian, Romanian, and English for the greater attendance of the multi-lingual flock. The choir gave a marvelous performance on the hymns and the Lamentations of Great Friday in Arabic, Greek, and Serbian.
At the end of the Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection, the Easter eggs were blessed, and Archbishop Makarios of Qatar distributed the blessed bread with the Easter eggs to the faithful, wishing them the Paschal joy of the Resurrected Christ, our God.
Source: Patriarchate of Jerusalem