The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Epiphanius calls on Ukrainians to stay home on palm Sunday because of the quarantine in connection with the coronavirus.
About the same time, Metropolitan announced on his page in Facebook, reports mediaUA.
"One of the most critical ways our help is to stay home in isolation," - said the Metropolitan in his video.
"Tomorrow we will celebrate this bright holiday - the Entry of Christ into Jerusalem. Unfortunately, due to quarantine we are unable to gather for a joint blessing of palms. But we, the clergy of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, will close in prayer. I wish everyone to celebrate the feast of the Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem as the coming of the Son of God in your heart, in soul, in my whole life!" - added the Epiphany.
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We will remind, earlier the Ministry of culture and information policy of Ukraine published recommendations regarding Easter Church services during the period of quarantine.
In turn, the head of national police Igor Klymenko has assured that the police in the Easter days are not force to take people from the churches.