An Aegean Airlines special flight carrying the Holy Light from Jerusalem arrived in Athens on Holy Saturday afternoon.
This year the Holy Light arrived in Greece from the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem under very strict measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This Easter in Greece will be like no other Easter in history, with all of the country’s churches being closed and people quarantined in their homes.
The holiest and most important Greek Orthodox feast will take place at home with close family and friends, as no mass gatherings or any other festivities are allowed.
After days of consultations between diplomats from Athens and Tel Aviv, as well as officials from Jerusalem in Israel, the plan to transfer the Holy Light to Greece after taking all possible health precautions were finally approved between the two states.
However, the light will remain in Athens and it will not be transferred to every corner in Greece, to prevent a possible public health hazard.