Pentecost Rite in İskenderun Orthodox Church
Sacred rituals, which could not be carried out for some time because of the coronavirus (Covid-19) measures, restarted last weekend during the ‘normalization’ process. “Pentecost” was celebrated in St. Nichola Greek Orthodox Church. Within the scope of the beginning of coronavirus measures, rituals and prayers resumed in all places of worship, while the first ritual held in St. Nichola Greek Orthodox Church in Iskenderun, was the Easter Rite. And the second ritual was “Pentecost”. This sacred rite was conducted by Father Dimitri Yıldırım. Father Yıldırım was accompanied by sacristans and a limited number of congregation members. Father Yıldırım, emphasizing on the fact that rituals in churches have begun during the normalization process, said: “We held the Easter rite in our church as the first rite in a long time. We have also celebrated Pentecost, as the second rite in our church. From now on, our rituals will continue with a limited number of congregation members.”
It was made sure that those who have joined the ritual kept their masks on and their temperatures were taken at the entrance of the church.