The believers were asked to prepare for the celebration of Easter in the conditions of self-isolation

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the Parishioners of the Russian Orthodox Church should prepare for the fact that most of them will not be able to visit the temples.

this was stated by the Chairman of the Synodal Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), reports TASS.

According to him, this year the faithful will be available to stream Easter service of Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill.

the head of the DECR said that on the eve of the Orthodox celebration will be the consecration of Easter cakes.

“We will give recommendations, they will be announced”, – said the Metropolitan. In 2020, the Orthodox will celebrate Easter on April 19.

Earlier we said that the ROC does not plan to cancel Church on Easter because of the coronavirus.

In early March, the Great lent began for Orthodox Christians. It is the most strict fasting in the Orthodox tradition.

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