Sarangjeil Church in Seoul, which had been diagnosed with Corona 19 by more than 1,000 people, including pastors and believers, started a face-to-face service yesterday (1st).
Instead of worrying about Corona 19, Pastor Kwang-Hoon Jeon, who was in custody, sent a letter to the congregation criticizing the government.
This is Sohee Han, reporter.
Members line up to check their body temperature and check the list before entering the church.
This service was held 81 days after the ban on the 13th August, when the number of corona 19 confirmed cases related to Sarangjeil Church exploded.
[Sarang First Church member: I am so thankful and very happy.
I cried a lot.] The
district office lifted the ban on the Sarang First Church on Thursday, considering that there have been no confirmed cases related to the Sarang First Church since September 4, and social distancing has also been eased to the first stage.
However, according to the quarantine guidelines, there was a limit of 400 people, which is 30% of the capacity, and 1,200 people attended the service three times.
At the third service, which started at 11 o'clock, a letter from Pastor Kwang-Hoon Jeon, who was arrested on charges of violating the Public Official Election Act, was released, mostly political content criticizing the current government.
[Pastor Jonathan (Rev. Kwang-Hoon Jeon): Although Moon Jae-in imprisoned me and the patriotic leaders in prison…
The last August 15th Gwanghwamun assembly and Gwanghwamun worship meeting, which were controversial for the re-proliferation of Corona 19, were rather self-praised.
[Pastor Jonathan (Rev. Gwang-Hoon Jeon): Reformation began as a result of your prayers at Gwanghwamun.]
Sarangjeil Church announced that it will continue the morning and evening services on weekdays, starting with regular worship services.