The Patriarchate of Georgia has issued a statement, saying that a religious procession, called “Alilo”, as part of Georgia's Christmas celebration, will take place in a different manner this year due to the pandemic.
During the Alilo procession, people make donations for elderly care homes and penitentiary facilities.
This year, the Alilo march will not be held, but priests and religious servants will wish people Merry Christmas by singing church choir songs and blessing people with holy water from vehicles. Donations for children, senior citizens, and inmates will also be made.
Patriarch Ilia II will start the Christmas liturgy at 11 p.m. tomorrow.