Posts Tagged ‘Virtual community’

Fleshly sacraments in a viral, virtual world Comments 0

Thursday, April 16th, 2020
Religion

About four weeks ago, facing imminent gathering bans, my partner and I eloped with 20 hours’ notice, marrying in Central Park with our priest and two close friends, standing 6 feet away, serving as witnesses. The decision, I’ll admit, had something to do with the way that life has changed here in New York, indoors, Read more

What happens when a virus forces faith communities to go virtual Comments 0

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

When two or three are gathered on Facebook, is Christ there? When 10 Jews meet on a Zoom call, is it a minyan? Over the past few days, as states have asked houses of worship to suspend services, synagogues have held muted Purim celebrations and other religious meetings and services have been cancelled, people have Read more