Dramatic changes to how millions will celebrate Easter weekend

Ways the faithful can still participate and the religious leaders who plan to defy social distancing guidelines.
2:07 | 04/11/20

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Christians around the world are observing holy Saturday this morning with the pandemic keeping many from gathering for services together. Musicians inside Paris' notre dame donned hazmat suits to take part in Good Friday observances nearly one year after the iconic cathedral was devastated by fire. Here in the U.S. Churches are coming up with some unique alternatives for people who can't apt tend Easter mass in person. ABC's David Wright has the story. Reporter: It's a cruel irony of coronavirus that at the very moment we most need faith to comfort us, the virus has driven us into isolation. Churches, synagogues and mosques are empty when they ought to be full. The streets of Jerusalem holy to all three major religions are empty because of a worldwide plague. But from virtual passover seders on zoom to the broadcast of the stations of the cross at St. Peter's, the faithful are finding a way to worship together. Some communities are pointedly defying social distancing guidelines. In Kansas today the state supreme court will hear arguments to determine whether congregations can gather with for than ten people. With a shockingly irresponsible decision that will put every Kansas life at risk. Reporter: But from Manila to Manhattan, the vast majority have found creative ways to get by. In Germany, drive-in theaters are making a comeback. Cathedrals of cars. One preacher printed out photos of all his parishioners to keep him company in the church. I spent one night in the chapel basically, you know, masking tape and photos, putting them all over the pews and for me it was an amazingly prayerful moment to be in a quiet chapel, kind of in the dark. Every time I put a picture up I could remember for the people I was praying for and think of Reporter: David Wright, ABC Thanks, David for that.

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