News Local No 'home delivery' of Holy Light, police warn

No ‘home delivery’ of Holy Light, police warn

Police have clarified that it is forbidden to carry the Holy Light home from church after the service at midnight on Saturday, philenews reports.

Traditionally, the faithful bring back candles with the Holy Light from the midnight service to their homes.

But going to church is prohibited under decrees to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Moreover, there is a curfew from 9 pm to 6 am every day, and only essential workers are allowed to leave their homes.

Police spokesman Christos Andreou made the clarification after information came to police’s attention that some members of the public may go to church to light a candle to bring back the Holy Light or that priests may go to the houses.

Bishop of Morphou to be investigated for Palm Sunday liturgy

Chief of police Kypros Michaelides has already warned that police will be on high alert during Easter ramping up checks for compliance with Covid-19 decrees.

Michaelides said that police will not allow any church-going, family gatherings, Easter bonfires or other activities pertinent to Easter traditions.

Meanwhile, the police chief has also ordered an investigation into whether a church service held by Bishop of Morphou yesterday and attended by 10 people was in violation of the decrees.

Police will be vigilant on Covid measures compliance during Easter, chief says


Top Stories

Criminal prosecution of case of alleged homeless scam suspended

The three defendants in the case of the alleged homeless scam, today appeared before the Limassol’s Assize Court. The counsel for the prosecution said...

Increased number of messages to 8998

According to data released by the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, the number of SMS requests sent by Cypriots during the weekend...

Vaccine appointments all booked in 30 minutes

The portal for the registration of people over 80 for vaccination, opened this morning at 09:00, however all appointments were booked in 30 minutes. According...

Women protesters against toxic asphalt plant demand action from President-PHOTOS

Women protesters from Dhali area where a nearby toxic asphalt production plant is in operation on Monday ‘surprised’ President Nicos Anastasiades while exiting a...

President, Edek leader meet to try to reach consensus on 2021 budget

Days only before Cyprus’ revised 2021 budget is to be put for approval before parliament, the President on Monday meets with  socialist Edek leader...


Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...


No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...