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Coronavirus: Reformed Churches Suspend Public Worship Services

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.03.06.

Hungary’s reformed churches are suspending their public worship services and events from Monday until the end of the month, the Hungarian Reformed Church’s synod has said.

The government on Thursday announced new lockdown measures to combat a third wave of coronavirus infections. Under the new restrictions, almost all shops and services will close from March 8 to 22.

Gov't Announces Strict Lockdown Measures to Curb Covid Spread
Gov't Announces Strict Lockdown Measures to Curb Covid Spread

Hungary will close almost all shops and services for two weeks along with kindergartens and primary schools for the next month in an effort to tackle the third wave of coronavirus infections, the prime minister’s chief of staff announced on Thursday. Shops, with the exception of food stores, pharmacies and petrol stations, will have to […]Continue reading

The Reformed Church’s synod said in a statement on Friday that in-person worship services and congregation activities will be suspended from March 8 until March 26. The synod’s leadership council recommended that congregations hold worship services online.

It also called on pastors and presbyteries to find ways to help those in need.

The church said it will make a decision on Easter worship services on March 26.

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