On March 11, 2020, quarantine restrictions were introduced in Ukraine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They concerned all spheres of public life, including the religious sphere. Accordingly, all religious organizations in Ukraine had to adapt to the new rules and conditions of their liturgical practice. A dialogue at the state-church level took place immediately after the introduction of the quarantine. Some spokesmen for religious organizations (Greek Catholics, Protestants) called for a consolidation of efforts to support the population under conditions of the spread of the coronavirus disease.
The article analyzes the situation of religious organizations under the conditions of the quarantine measures in Ukraine on the basis of the official statements of the religious organizations of Ukraine, the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (AUCCRO), and the information in the mass media. The experience of their adaptation to new conditions is shown. In conclusion, an attempt is made to predict the consequences of the introduction of the quarantine restrictions in the religious organizations, and how these restrictions may affect the future transformation of religious practice.
Kraliuk, Petro; Bogdanovskiy, Igor; and Yakunina, Kateryna
"Religious Organizations under Quarantine: Ukrainian Realities,"
Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe: Vol. 40
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/ree/vol40/iss7/5