On the occassion of Saint Spyridon’s three-day-celebration, protector of Corfu, December 11-13,2020, the Holy Metropolis announces the following:
- The programme of the holy services in the celebrating Church of Saint Spyridon will be as following:
Friday, December 11th, 2020: 11a.m., Requesting prayer and taking Saint Spyridon’s relic out of its place to be worshipped.
6p.m. Archieratical Vesper
09.30 p.m. Requesting Prayer and exaltation prayer to Saint Spyridon, then Matin and Divine Liturgy
Saturday, December 12th, 2020: 7.45 a.m. Bishop’s arrival, Katavasies and Divine Liturgy
6:00 p.m. Archieratical Vesper
09:30 p.m. Requesting Prayer and Chairetismoi, Matin and Divine Liturgy
Sunday, December 13th, 2020: 7:45 a.m. Bishop’s arrival, Katavasies, Divine Liturgy
4:00 p.m. Basmata (re-entrance of the relic in its position)
2.All the sacred services will be performed behind closed doors and will be broadcast live from the station of the Holy Metropolis “Agios Spyridon 91.1 FM” and online from the internet television of the Holy Metropolis on the website imcorfu.gr. TV channels and news websites interested in rebroadcasting the sequences can get a free image from the streaming of the Holy Metropolis.
3.In all the other temples the sacred services will be performed according to their programme.
4.In the context of the peaceful protest for the exclusion of the people of God from the Church of the Saint, the flags in the temples will be at half-mast for the three days.
5.As part of the same protest, the bells of all the holy temples will ring mournfully three times at 8 in the morning, at 12 noon and at 5 in the afternoon, in the city for three days and in the province at least on the feast day of the Saint.
6.All other bells, according to our Corfiot tradition, will be made normally, at the usual hours, in the usual way (alarm).
The Holy Metropolis would like and suggested the Greek state to show understanding in our celebration. The order that was observed during the summer and the First Sunday of November, with absolute respect for the measures of protection of public health, could even now facilitate the celebrating of Saint Spyridon. In the atmosphere of happiness and sadness that exists, let him be our Holy helper.