Archbishop of Canada issued announcement entitled ‘Coronavirus and Holy Communion: A Chronicle of Events’
The Archbishop of Canada, His Eminence Sotirios, on Wednesday issued announcement entitled “Coronavirus and Holy Communion: A Chronicle of Events”. The Archbishop recounts the difficulties, challenges and decisions taken by the Archdiocese of Canada amid the pandemic.
The statement was also seen as an attempt to allay the grief expressed by many of the faithful over the fact that partaking in the Holy Communion by worshippers was temporarily halted.
His Eminence stated: “…We must all realize – archbishop, the priests, the community councils and the people (the faithful)-, that we are living in difficult times. The instructions of the government authorities clearly state that it is forbidden to share objects of worship. Therefore it is imperative for Holy Communion to be given with a separate spoon for each believer. This is a temporary measure depending on how long the Covid-19 will last.”