Worship and the Coronavirus

In the last two weeks, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is changing the way Episcopal churches worship. The common cup, the Peace, coffee hour, baptismal fonts, the offering plates, etc.


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Episcopal News Service: Washington, Virginia dioceses cancel worship at all churches, including National Cathedral, over outbreak

Washington Post: National Cathedral and hundreds of churches in Maryland, D.C., Virginia to close for two weeks

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Comments

  1. You expressed a desire to hear from "the science wing of the Episcopal Church" about risk of transmission from various liturgical practices. I give you: the Diocese of Toronto's SARS Protocols, in the second PDF linked in the following Bishop's letter.

    https://www.toronto.anglican.ca/2020/01/27/bishop-issues-statement-on-coronavirus-outbreak/

    There have since been additional letters enacting various restrictions, although intinction was already banned years ago.

    Thanks for your thoughtful discussion as always.

    -- Katherine, usually in Toronto but currently working in Florida

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    1. Whoops, wrong (less detailed) PDF. I meant this one:

      https://www.toronto.anglican.ca/uploads.php?id=4ddcfa4bc287b

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