In particular, ERT2 , as well as the First Program of the Radio, will broadcast all the Sequences live from the Cathedral of Athens , while ERT3 will broadcast live through the center of Orthodoxy, the Patriarchal Church of Agios Georgios in Fanari , the overnight moments of the Divine Passion and the Resurrection at the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople . Hellenes Abroad will have the opportunity to experience the dawn of the days through ERT world, which will rebroadcast the services from Fanari, while at the same time the sequences of Holy Week will be rebroadcast on radio in addition to the First Program and by the Voice of Greece.

The program

Holy Monday, April 13, 2020 – Sequence of the Bridegroom – 18:00, ERT3 from the Patriarchal Church of Agios Georgios in Fanari – 19:00, ERT2 from the Cathedral of Athens

Holy Tuesday, April 14, 2020 – Sequence of the Bridegroom – 17.30, ERT3 from the Patriarchal Church of Agios Georgios in Fanari – 19:00, ERT2 from the Cathedral of Athens
 
Holy Wednesday , April 15, 2020 – Little Supper – Holy Eucharist – 15:00, ERT3 from the Patriarchal Church of Agios Georgios in Fanari – Sequence of the Holy Washbasin – 19:00, ERT2 from the Cathedral of Athens
 
Holy Thursday, April 16, 2020 – Sequence of the Immortal Passions – 17:30, ERT3 from the Patriarchal Church of Agios Georgios in Fanari – 19:00, ERT2 from the Cathedral of Athens
 
Good Friday, April 17, 2020 – Sequence of the Great Hours and Vespers – 07.30, ERT2 from the Cathedral of Athens – Sequence of the Epitaph – 18:00, ERT3 from the Patriarchal Church of Agios Georgios in Fanari – 19:00, ERT2 by Athens Cathedral
 
Holy Saturday, April 18, 2020 – Vespers and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil – 07.30, ERT2 from the Cathedral of Athens – Resurrection Sequence – 23:00, ERT2 from the Cathedral of Athens – 23:00, ERT3 by Patriarchal Church of Agios Georgios in Fanari
 
Easter Sunday, April 19, 2020 – Vespers of Love – 11.00, ERT2 from the Cathedral of Athens – 11:00, ERT3 from the Patriarchal Church of Agios Georgios in Fanari
 
The services of the Holy Week and Easter in all the churches will be held behind closed doors , by decision of the Ministries of Education and Health.

The all-night ceremony of touching the Holy Light in the Holy Sepulcher will not have the brilliance of previous years.

The Greek Orthodox Patriarch will perform the ritual of touch at 12 noon on Holy Saturday at the Church of the Resurrection, observing all protection measures.

A military plane carrying the Holy Sepulcher, a companion and a representative of the Greek Church will go to Tel Aviv. Israel is also in quarantine, so no one will get off the plane.

The sacred Light will be transported from Jerusalem to the airport with a special envoy of the patriarchate accompanied by the Israeli police. The Greek aircraft will leave Israel immediately for Greece.

“No” for lifting the restrictions

The Council of State rejected, for reasons of public health protection, the requests of citizens and Associations requesting the issuance of an interim injunction in order to open churches nationwide for the faithful, so that they could monitor services.

In particular, the applicants to the SC sought to “freeze” the joint ministerial decision by which nationwide, services and ceremonies in churches and other religious places of worship were temporarily banned nationwide.

SOURCE: ERT