Friday, February 28, 2020

Coronavirus closes Hong Kong cathedral

(OMHKSEA) - The Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Luke in Hong Kong will remain closed until March 31, 2020.


  1. Was this the Church’s decision or the local government? Disappointing in either case.

  2. While the Eucharist may not be a source of any disease, I'm not sure we have that assurance about airborne pathogens in the Liturgy generally.

  3. Maybe so, but the Church is the only hospital where we can receive the medicine of immortality, if it shuts down because people might catch a cold, it sends a rather shallow message, not mention it is a loss for all who are unable to attend liturgy and other sacred services as a result.

    I can’t imagine any of the churches I’ve attended over the years would willingly shut down for such circumstances, perhaps not everyone would come, but the priests would never give up serving the liturgical cycle, especially during lent.

    But again it’s not stated if this was their choice or a mandate. Either way it’s not my parish, but I sympathize for them.