President Cyril Ramaphosa has joined an online Good Friday liturgy led by the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town His Grace Thabo Makgoba, the president’s office has revealed.
“The president will today join an online Good Friday liturgy led by Anglican Archbishop His Grace Thabo Makgoba. The president will join the liturgy from his home in Johannesburg,” they said.
The liturgy is a public form of worship in which the church community gathers in reflection, praise and thanksgiving.
President Ramaphosa said in a time of great hardship, Good Friday’s message of sacrifice and selflessness is more important than ever.
“We think of those serving in our hospitals and essential services and we remember the need to give of ourselves to help others,” he said.
President Ramaphosa also wished communities and families a happy and healthy Passover in this challenging time.
“In these challenging times, may the festival of Passover bring hope and light into your homes.
May you remain connected in your common faith and in values that define all of us, caring for one another and standing united to overcome adversity,” he said.