EELK Bishop Tiit Salumäe is serving in the empty St. John's Church in Haapsalu during the Easter holidays.
Tiit Salumäe, it is immediately the biggest holidays of the church year, Easter. Public services cannot be held in an emergency. Will the churches remain empty?
Churches are never empty. The church is not a theater hall where something happens when there is a performance. In the case of concerts, I have sometimes said that there are so many people in the church that angels cannot sit.
Of course, the situation is unfortunate in the sense that people cannot get together, but we have TV and radio broadcasts, it is possible to watch services on the Internet. ERR will also transfer the first Easter service in Tallinn Cathedral. I would rather think at home about what Easter content is. Good Friday has a very different connotation than Good Thursday, which is a day of cleansing and vitality. Good Friday is a day of disaster. – The bearer of love falls victim to hatred – that there is so terrible injustice in people, so much shamelessness to say that it is better to die one for all.
It is this pushing ahead of the other – that is something we should be very careful about now.
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