Lara will celebrate Holy Week with remote religious activities

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Monseñor Víctor Hugo Basabe, administrador apostólico de la Arquidiócesis de Barquisimeto, comunicó este jueves 25 de marzo las nuevas indicaciones pastorales en ocasión de la semana mayor: «las mismas deben servir de guía a todos los agentes pastorales», aseveró.

He recalled that complying with the instructions of the Venezuelan Episcopal Conference (CEV) as the highest authority of the Catholic Church in the country, the activities of Holy Week were reconsidered during the radical week implemented by the national government to control the COVID-19 pandemic. XNUMX.

The head of the Catholic Church in Lara communicated the rescheduling of pastoral activities in the state and also in neighboring Yaracuy (San Felipe) where he has also been in charge since last March 25, 2020.

The bishop indicated that the pastoral representatives, responsible for religious spaces, must strictly comply with the temporary suspension at Easter of all celebrations of public worship with the presence of the faithful, both in open spaces and inside the temples.

The activities will be transmitted by social networks and in each temple, or places of worship, there will only be the necessary assistants for the liturgical service for the development of the celebration, with strict observance of the biosecurity measures that current sanitary circumstances require.

He added that where the use of the media is not possible, it will be transmitted by the loudspeakers and sound equipment of the temples in such a way that families from their homes can follow the celebrations.

Likewise, he invited the faithful people of Lara to live as a family these special days for those who profess faith in Christ, reiterating the call to stay in their homes in family prayer, during the days of Holy Week and Easter.

Sugirió a quienes posean teléfonos inteligentes o tabletas, descargar la aplicación “ePrex Liturgia de las Horas” que es totalmente gratuita y para cuyo uso, no es necesario conectarse a Internet. «Con ella podrán seguir las lecturas bíblicas para las celebraciones de cada día de la semana y sumarse a la oración de la Iglesia en la santificación del tiempo a través del rezo de la Liturgia de las Horas», añadió.

Finalmente, Basabe manifestó: «Les pido por el bien de nuestro pueblo, observarlas cuidadosamente – refiriéndose a las indicaciones pastorales – y sobre todas las cosas a hacer todo lo necesario por preservar la salud y la vida en medio de este peligroso contexto de crisis sanitaria en el que nos encontramos y en el que estamos llamados a vivir y a ofrecer esperanza a nuestro pueblo en los días santos que se aproximan».

Audiovisual productions

For his part, the priest Jesús Alberto Ramírez, Director of Communications of the Archdiocese of Barquisimeto, explained that all religious activities will be previously recorded for delivery to the different media (television and radio) by the Pastoral de la Comunicación team. .

Explicó que así reforzarán la labor evangelizadora a través de los medios de comunicación y plataformas digitales, pudiendo llegar de esta manera a muchos hogares, «evitando el traslado de equipos periodísticos y personal técnico a las parroquias en las fechas de celebración de los ritos propios de la Semana Santa, y acatando así las restricciones por la pandemia», recalcó.

For this, it has prepared a virtual transmission itinerary that will be carried out through the Youtube channel of the Archdiocese of Barquisimeto.

 

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