The celebration of the Sunday of the Dead was postponed to June 6, 7 and 8. The decision was taken by Metropolitan Bishop Vladimir and President Igor Dodon in the meeting of the Synod of the Orthodox Church of Moldova, IPN reports.
At the same time, the services on Palm Sunday and on Easter this year will be held according to the recommendations formulated by the Commission for Exceptional Situations, in the conditions of the state of emergency. The Holy Fire will be brought from Jerusalem on April 18 and will be distributed to delegations of the eparchies of the Moldovan Metropolitan Church at the Chisinau International Airport, from where it will be taken to each bishopric.
As regards the blessing of the Easter food, this paschal ritual will be held in accordance with the decision of the local bishop. For the bishoprics of the Eparchy of Centru, a communiqué about the method of holding this ceremonial will be issued later.