Metropolitan Maximos of Ioannina spoke over television about the government’s final decisions regarding the behind-closed-doors services during the Holy Week.
The Metropolitan referred to the good cooperation between the Church with the government, clarifying that the incidents that took place in Greece with gathered people protesting do not help anyone.
“Those who went to the churches should think twice before creating unrest again. Our good sense tells us to comply with the rules. Instead of making a fuss, let’s hold thigh our prayer ropes and ask God to have mercy on us.”
Regarding the government’s final decisions, the Metropolitan of Ioannina said that the services would be held behind closed doors without the participation of people and only with the necessary staff.
“In this case, we are told that we can normally conduct religious services, but always in compliance with the measures. We are in a lot of pain with this measure. It is difficult but it is a sacrifice we have to make in order not to cause our fellow human beings’ death. Let’s be patient to spend Easter without problems. May God deliver us from this virus.”