Most churches across the globe are encouraging people to join worship virtually.
With restrictions on public gatherings in the country, people are unable to attend churches during the holy week marking the death and resurrection of Christ. At a time when everyone is looking for hope, being unable to be a part of Good Friday and Easter masses at church is unfortunate for many.
Virtual Seder tonight - #Boston #Atlanta #California - #HappyPassover and I hope #HolyWeek is as good as it can be. This too shall pass. Thinking about all the fighters on the front lines - risking their lives to save others. #FlattenTheCurve #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/jlLoBYY2Og— Phil Lipof NBC10 Boston (@philnbcboston) April 9, 2020
However, keeping your family safe from the virus is of equal importance. For those who wish to enjoy the same Easter spirit despite being isolated, there are other options. In this tough pandemic times, you can still sit with your family and be a part of the prayer services through various online streaming services, apps, and live television.
The most anticipated Good Friday and Easter services are being televised in different parts of the world for all believers in light of the current crisis. Churches across the globe have urged people to be part of them and be blessed through the sermons and prayers offered during the special week. It is a time of peace, reflection, penance, and prayer for all Christians.
Holy Week while on quarantine: Go on a virtual Visita Iglesia https://t.co/KJrqpNbFww— GMA News (@gmanews) April 7, 2020
According to Chicago Sun, Fox News will live stream the Easter mass from the Vatican with Pope Francis starting at 4:00 AM. In case you miss the streaming, you can still watch it on Youtube. Apart from that, the channel will also feature a special program about Easter and Passover celebrations from across the globe. Several other networks, along with church websites are doing the same.
Stream our Good Friday Virtual Service, Friday, April 10 at 12:00 p.m., on our Facebook page @GACNY, and/or our church website. #holyweek #7LastSayings #allenvirtualexperience pic.twitter.com/oBaBFMcGyF— Allen Cathedral (@allencathedral) April 9, 2020
Here are a few churches in the United States that are live streaming their Holy Week services:
Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Essex Fells, NJ is offering a Good Friday service online at 7:30 PM EDT on Friday and an Easter Sunday Service online at 10:15 AM EDT on Sunday.
St. John the Evangelist in Lambertville, NJ is streaming a Good Friday service at 3 PM EDT and an Easter service at 11 AM EDT on Sunday.
Saint Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church in Kearny, NJ is streaming Good Friday at 3 PM EDT, Holy Saturday at 8:15 PM EDT, and Easter Sunday at 9:30 AM EDT.
St. Francis Church in Hoboken, NJ is streaming a Good Friday service at 3 PM EDT followed by Stations of the Cross at 7 PM EDT. An Easter service will stream on Sunday at 10 AM EDT.
Hopewell United Methodist Church, NJ is streaming service at 10 AM EDT on Easter Sunday.
Bound Brook Presbyterian Church is streaming its Sunday mass from 9:50 to 11:30 AM.
Kingston Presbyterian Church is live streaming Sunday at 11 AM on Facebook.
St. John’s Episcopal Church in Dover offers a live streaming of Mass at 10 AM on Sundays.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Gladstone is streaming Sunday Mass at 10 AM.
So, this holy week we can pray for the healing of this world and the strength to overcome the strenuous times by just staying home.