Since March, due to the Corona of a pandemic, significantly more than 1000 Confirmation, communion and Firmfeiern cancelled and postponed. Of territory, more than 20,000 children and young people are affected in the Rhine-Main. The has churches, a survey by this newspaper, the two Protestant and three Catholic dioceses of the result.
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Alone the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau estimated that due to the risk of infection by the Virus so far, about 1,000 celebrate for about 14,000 Confirmation candidates and catechumens in the municipalities had to get moved. Most of the celebrations should be made up of a speaker, according to "after the summer holidays and in the autumn". In each of the municipalities that had happened already with an alternative Celebration. The confirmations have been distributed to small groups, and in the closest family circle of committed, in compliance with the mandatory safety rules for distance and Hygiene.
In Egelsbach, in the district of Offenbach has recently been a great confirmation celebration on a soccer field with the appropriate distance committed, such as the speaker reported. Also considered "delivery confirmations", in which the pastor or the pastor to come to the apartment to Konfirmiere and there from the road or the front yard of a devotional hold had been. A uniform regulation for catch-up dates there in the Hesse-Nassau Church. The municipalities were "in the scheduling-free". In the confirmation, Evangelical Christians affirm at the age of about 14 years of their Faith.
in the Evangelical Church of Kurhessen-Waldeck, all of the dates have been postponed for confirmations. Made up to be from August to November, as Prelate Bernd Böttner announced. In individual cases, the confirmations would take place only in the spring of 2021, together with those of the next year.
Open-Air worship and live streams
Where to rescheduled the celebrations, which will happen according to Böttner, under the applicable standards of hygiene and in various formats. Several services with smaller groups in one location possible, also the Open-Air Church services were in question. For guests that might not be because of the regulations, appeared to be Transmissions via the Live stream makes sense. Single catch-up dates there also in the Hessian Church. The dates were to be determined by the Church Board members, together with the confirmands and their parents.Updated Date: 26 June 2020, 17:20