With the participation of the faithful, the procession of the eve of the feast of Agios Dimitrios in Thessaloniki will finally take place, similar to the health situation in the city with the pandemic being in concern for many days, with the ICUs in the hospitals being again “in the red” The
While, a few days ago, the opposite had become known, finally the Holy Temple clarified with an announcement that the litany of Agios Dimitrios, on October 25, will be perfected with the participation of the faithful.
In the last 24 hours alone, 574 new cases were identified in Thessaloniki, while a few days after the celebrations for the patron saint, the size of the coronavirus spread in the city was revealed.
The announcement of the Holy Temple of Agios Dimitrios in detail:
“Following publications that have seen the light of day in recent days and the intense paraphilology received, on the subject of the Litany of St. Demetrius, we wish to inform anyone interested and not to specify that this year, the Litany, which took place in our city on the eve of the feast of Saint Megalomartyros Demetrios of the patron saint, will be performed normally next Monday, October 25 e.e. at 11:00 a.m., always in accordance with the intention and desire of our Most Reverend Pastor Mr. Anthimos, as reflected in the program of the Holy Metropolis of Thessaloniki – which was prepared and announced as early as the beginning of October – and with the number 74928/13 October 2021, Circular of the Ministry of Interior.
The Litany of the seventh holy Relics of Saint Demetrius and the Holy Icon of the Virgin Mary that celebrates, as a thanksgiving custom to the Saint, handed down and established for centuries, takes place among the top events in honor of our Saint and therefore ended with the Pole our honor, the due -as much as- magnificence, and nowadays, according to the current health regulations for reasons of public health, with self-evident but given in each case the participation of pious and philanthropic Christians.
Therefore, various thoughts and positions that were even publicly expressed and submitted in the context of a dynamic process for the organization of the Litany, had nothing to do with the initial planning, but also the final outcome.
Finally, we would like to know that in the framework of the organizational process, they probably managed during this period from aspects and proposals from various circles for changes and differentiations from the original planning of the Litany, the route, the participation of the faithful and other bodies and departments. “, but in any case, these interventions did not affect the development of the case in any way, which -God willing and the Holy collaborator- will take place as it had already decided, planned, planned and launched”.