Public worship to be suspended in eight Greek Orthodox churches in Sydney

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The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia has announced tonight that public worship will be suspended in Greek Orthodox churches located in Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick and the City of Sydney Councils due to the recent coronavirus outbreak.

The eight churches affected are:

  1. Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Theotokos, Redfern.
  2. Dormition of our Lady, Redern.
  3. Holy Trinity, Surry Hills.
  4. Saint Sophia and Her Three Daughters, Taylor Square.
  5. Saints Constantine and Helen, Newtown.
  6. Saint Sophia (The Holy Wisdom), Paddington.
  7. Saint Spyridon, Kingsford.
  8. Saint George, Rose Bay.

The Archdiocese went on to confirm that while churches will be closed for public worship, “all services, the commemoration of saints’ feast days and the Divine Liturgies will be performed normally but only by the priest and the chanter.”

“Sacraments and funerals, if possible, should be conducted in other parishes,” the statement continues.

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