Virus forces world religions to change plans for holidays

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Virus forces world religions to change plans for holidays

The Rev. Steven Paulikas, rector at All Saints Episcopal Church, delivers an evening prayer service over Facebook Live in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is upending the season’s major religious holidays, forcing leaders and practitioners across faiths to improvise.
A family, wearing face masks as a precaution from the COVID-19 coronavirus, prays inside their home in New Delhi to mark the start of the Navratri festival, where Hindus fast for nine days. The world’s largest democracy is under the world’s biggest lockdown, with India’s 1.3 billion people ordered to stay home in a bid to stop the pandemic from spreading and overwhelming its health care system.
A woman takes a call inside the empty central mosque March 20 in Lagos, Nigeria. The government banned all religious activities for four weeks after confirmation of COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the country.
A boy carries a box of matzos March 26 for Passover that he picked up from his synagogue in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Amid the COVID-19 coronavirus global outbreak, Jewish communities where the important holiday of Passover is celebrated with a traditional meal known as a seder are already adapting their traditional rhythm of extended families dining and observing together.
The Rev. Steven Paulikas, right, and curate Spencer Cantrell deliver an evening prayer service over Facebook Live in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

Virus forces world religions to change plans for holidays

The Rev. Steven Paulikas, rector at All Saints Episcopal Church, delivers an evening prayer service over Facebook Live in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is upending the season’s major religious holidays, forcing leaders and practitioners across faiths to improvise.
A family, wearing face masks as a precaution from the COVID-19 coronavirus, prays inside their home in New Delhi to mark the start of the Navratri festival, where Hindus fast for nine days. The world’s largest democracy is under the world’s biggest lockdown, with India’s 1.3 billion people ordered to stay home in a bid to stop the pandemic from spreading and overwhelming its health care system.
A woman takes a call inside the empty central mosque March 20 in Lagos, Nigeria. The government banned all religious activities for four weeks after confirmation of COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the country.
A boy carries a box of matzos March 26 for Passover that he picked up from his synagogue in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Amid the COVID-19 coronavirus global outbreak, Jewish communities where the important holiday of Passover is celebrated with a traditional meal known as a seder are already adapting their traditional rhythm of extended families dining and observing together.
The Rev. Steven Paulikas, right, and curate Spencer Cantrell deliver an evening prayer service over Facebook Live in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
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