Easter services cancelled

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Easter services in the Colombo Archdiocese have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis while other dioceses including Chilaw are also likely to call off the services depending on the situation.

Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith announced that Easter services including services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and on Easter Sunday will be cancelled in Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara Districts. “We will have the Easter services telecast on TV,” he said.(Yohan Perera)

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  • BuffaloaCitizen Sunday, 29 March 2020 07:17 PM

    Proof that Corona is more powerful than god.

    Christian Monday, 30 March 2020 02:51 AM

    No buffaloacitizen, it is because they want to abide under the government following its rules and doesn't want anyone coming after them to criticize, as there are more than enough Christians being persecuted these days.

    DillonDP Sunday, 29 March 2020 08:45 PM

    Well Corona informed it before

    Kapila Senaratne Sunday, 29 March 2020 10:13 PM

    Your Grace, without giving hopes to people please be kind enough to announce straight forward cancellation

    Jaffna Logic Sunday, 29 March 2020 10:25 PM

    Doctors are clueless about this infection and hence people are dying in hundreds the world over. Thus from Holy places in Saudi Arabia that attracts millions annually to all the Churches in every country is closed just like offices,factories, pubs,cafes,and clubs. So I ask, Where is the Miracle of the religions when religion and commerce are in equal shutdown.

    Umagilya Monday, 30 March 2020 04:27 AM

    Why demand miracles from any religion when Corona is the curse for humankind for all our follies and eye opener about crony capitalism and INHUMAN greed?

    Gunedasa Sunday, 29 March 2020 11:17 PM

    Might as well disband the church and save people the time and money. It’s a hoax anyway.

    ram Monday, 30 March 2020 05:31 AM

    I believe in God and I pray. This virus seems to have more power than God. Otherwise, why do many religious places are not able to conduct their services?

    Andrew Silva Monday, 30 March 2020 05:50 AM

    Baffoloacitizen is really a Baffolo.

    varuna Monday, 30 March 2020 06:38 AM

    The almighty God is not mighty after all.

    George J Monday, 30 March 2020 07:35 AM

    Religion needs to be banned, Corona has well proved that there is no existence of God. And lately it has become the best way to rob people's money.

    ranjith chandrasekera Monday, 30 March 2020 08:04 AM

    Dear God, You have enjoyed as all mighty from the day mankind was falsely convinced to believe there is someone identified as God to protect us from danger and any harmful force. We have been taking time off to congregate and worship you expecting your protection here and if come to where you exist, supposed to be a place called heaven. You have bypassed many earlier occasions when human beings were subjected to natural disasters like Tsunami, and holocaust during Hitler's regime and Sri Lanka's Prabahakaran. Now this is your time to prove to the people that you really exist or this is just something which was man made in the past given to believe there is a God and certain characters appointed as representatives of God.

    Raj Monday, 30 March 2020 09:52 AM

    Corona Virus has most powerful PASSPORT in the world now. It can enter any country without a VISA and enter any place without approval!

    Arun Skanda Monday, 30 March 2020 10:23 AM

    It would be good to permanently cancel all conversion gatherings under the pretext of healing immediately and forever; the thousands of deaths is it not enough evidence?

    Sisili Bisili Monday, 30 March 2020 04:47 PM

    The deception in the name of an almighty has gone deeper and deeper where people still attach themselves to certain religions. However, what people truly need to do is to contemplate on eliminating 'greed, hatred and ignorance' which help to see the reality. Stop killing animals, fish and don't eat those. Nothing is permanent. Our attachment to things will ultimately bring suffering.

    Nimal Monday, 30 March 2020 06:15 PM

    See this corona that followed a package of plagues; amazon forest fire, auz bush fires, volcano eruptions, locusts etc showed that everything on earth is temporary including our physical bodies our fancy designations and qualifications. Our Soul is permanent Heaven is permanent and Hell is permanent. The questions should not be as to whether corona will end. The question should be if these plagues have achieved the objective in turning people away from sin and putting them in the right tack of not going into permanent Hell but inheriting permanent Heaven!

    PUT YOUR THINKING CAPS ON. Monday, 30 March 2020 06:46 PM

    One year has gone - and one year ago due to some terrorists (who set off bombs) for no reason or other, a community was attacked and virulent propaganda not to have any thing to do with them or their businesses. . Now this year - although one does not physically see roofs blown out and people effected - we (god forbid) see probably the same happening during Easter. No need to speculate whether it is "cause and reaction" - but it is food for thought. The very countries who virulently attacked the code of dress of a community now are forced to cover their faces ! Each country should think and correct matters where they have exceeded their limits. - whether it is oppression of communities, etc etc.

    One or four Monday, 30 March 2020 07:10 PM

    Remember during WW 2 both sides prayed and god helped one side as the other side was evil. Can it not be the same taking place now. Unless you are an atheist, remember all religions believe in one god or 4 gods.

    Nimal Tuesday, 31 March 2020 12:40 AM

    Buff: There is no God in his Easter service as was in last year.


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