On the celebration of Easter in 2021

April 21, 2021

・ This year’s Easter service will take place at 9:00 am on May 2 (Sunday). Due to the difficult epidemiological situation, it was decided that the night Easter service will not be held. 
・ Only parishioners of the Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Tokyo will be admitted to attend the Easter service.
・ Please use public transportation. On May 2nd our cathedral will not be able to provide parking spaces.
・ Consecration of eggs will take place in the refectory (Nikolai Kaikan).
・ The Sacrament of Confession will begin at 8:00 am. Please note that confessions will not be accepted after Matins.
・ We ask all parishioners to wear masks in the cathedral. Please refrain from loud exclamations of “Truly He is Risen!”
・ There will not be a common meal after the service this year.
・ If there is an infected person in your family, at work, at school, refrain from attending the cathedral and seek medical advice.
・ All parishioners must bring their own masks and wear them at all times in the building and on the territory of the cathedral.
・ Upon entering, please follow staff instructions regarding (1) temperature measurement, (2) hand disinfection, and (3) registration. To avoid crowds, we recommend that you bring a slip of paper with your name and phone number written in advance. Personal information will only be used to contact you in the unlikely event that an infected person appears in our cathedral.
・ Please refrain from private conversations.
・ Please refrain from kissing icons, relics, the hands of bishops and priests.
・ When buying candles, please take the necessary amount yourself. You can put money on a tray or in a church box.
・ Please do not change the position of the chairs. We ask you to keep your social distance as much as possible. Position yourself in the cathedral following the tape markings on the floor.
・ If you touch the floor, immediately disinfect your hands with the nearest disinfectant solution.
・ Please do not kneel before the relics and before Holy Communion. You can express your respect with a deep bow.
・ Open your mouth wide when the priest gives you the Holy Communion.
・ Please avoid crowding after Communion near the tables with wine and bread.
・ Please refrain from lining up for blessings when the bishop enters and exits the cathedral.
・ Strictly follow any directions from the staff.
・ In case of a change in the order of the Easter service in our church, we will announce this additionally.

April 21, 2021
Tokyo Resurrection Cathedral