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In NEW YORK, In the United States of america, religious and community leaders are taking unprecedented steps to protect their congregations from the corona virus – cancel service, ban on big funerals and weddings, and in the absence of the age-old rules of their religion.
For Catholics, attendance at Mass is considered to be a sacred duty. But the bishops in many dioceses announced that they were cancelling the order of public worship there for at least two weeks, and in some cases for an indefinite period of time. Many of the other bishops, including all of Pennsylvania and Ohio said that they will waive the requirement that I attend Mass.
The relatively strong measures have been taken by the leaders of many different religions, ranging from the Orthodox Jewish rabbis in New Jersey, and the Episcopal and United Methodist bishops in North Carolina. From its headquarters in Salt Lake City, utah The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced that it will halt all worship services and activities of the church, with about 16 million members around the world.
Attendees listen in at The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints, Latter-day twice-yearly conference of the church in Salt Lake City, Oct. 5, 2019. (The Associated Press)
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Among the Catholic leaders as to the issue of the application of the exemptions to the Massive presence of Los Angeles to Archbishop José Gómez, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh, who will also be asked to make changes to the local popular tradition of the parish fish fries during Lent. Zubik urged the parishes to offer you, the fish are just on a take out basis, and no eat-in option.
In the capital city of the country, the Archbishop of Washington, Wilton Gregory, the issuance of a wonderful commission for an indefinite period of time to cancel from the public, the Masses, and the closing of Catholic schools by March 27. He said: “weddings and funerals, but should be limited to immediate family members.
As with many of the pieces, he and I were invited to take part in the Masses and prayers that will be available to view online on our website.
The bishop of Salt Lake City, utah to Oscar Solis, a wide order.
“There is a general dispensation has been given by the Sunday and Holy Day of obligation,” he announced. “The catholics are asked to pray in the home, with a rosary, bible, prayer, personal commitment, and/or to the strand to watch the televised Masses of the people.”
“The catholics are asked to pray in the home, with a rosary, bible, prayer, personal commitment, and/or to the strand to watch the televised Masses of the people.”
Bishop Oscar Solis, Salt Lake City
In the Archdiocese of San Antonio announced a range of cancellations, postponement, including the annual Catholic Night at the Spurs, and now the city’s lone major league sports team has been sidelined due to the suspension of the NBA season.
In the northern part of New Jersey, the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County, which represents more than two-dozen Orthodox synagogues, ordered the indefinite shutdown of almost any religious activity. It is said the master and the members of the congregation could worship separately at their own homes, and the organization of the community does not have meetings of any sort. The council is advised that adults have to work from the house, and told them that they should not let their kids go on play-dates. Attendance at funerals should be limited to the immediate family members of members of the board said, and the kosher restaurants are under his control, it should only be take-out or delivery service, instead of at the local restaurants.
“It is with a very heavy heart that we have to hang up, so a lot of of the most vital routines of everyday life, and the life-cycle of moments,” the council said.
Chabad.org started as a service for people who are in mourning for loved ones who are not in a position to make the heavens and the earth, the grief-stricken father, who is known as the “Kaddish” of communal.
It was also reflected in the worship at the mosque in New York City, in the neighborhood of the Bronx.
Alhaji Process Tejan Ndao, the police realised that by Darou Salam Islamic Community, said the mosque has now been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected both before and after the prayer. He added that it is a cleaning service that comes in regularly to visit. Other mosques have radically changed their practices, including the cancellation of any meals will be prepared by members of
In North Carolina, the bishops of the United Methodist Church and the Episcopal Church, asked their affiliated church had to cancel the public worship services and other events for the next two weeks.
As the senior pastor of the nation’s largest, the United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Adam Hamilton, said the services would be offered online only, this weekend will be no in-person access. There are about 22,000 members of the Church of the Resurrection, has five locations in the greater Kansas City area.
The corona virus outbreak you will also have an impact on a long-term ideological confrontation within the UMC on the issues of same-sex marriage and the ordination of openly gay and lesbian clergy. On Friday, the leaders of the UMC’s Council of Bishops have asked for an indefinite postponement of the denomination’s general conference, scheduled for May 5-15 in Minneapolis, for example, that the conservative representatives are scheduled to present the breaking out of the HOSPITAL to create a new denomination, would continue to disapprove of the LGBT-inclusive policies.
Many of the delegates to the general conference, based in the netherlands and abroad, and the UNIVERSITY of bishops ‘ concern over the fact that some people will not be able to travel to Minneapolis.
A senior leader of one of the other large Protestant denomination, the New York-based Bishop Paul Egensteiner, of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and asked all of the municipalities in the metropolitan New York city region, and to suspend and / or cancel individual services by means of on the 31st of March. He said that the regional office would be closing and all of the staff that would work from a distance.
The nation’s largest Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention), grants wide-ranging autonomy of the member churches, which makes decisions on the cancellation of the public services, and local pastors.
However, LifeWay Christian Resources, the SBC’s publishing arm, provides parents with a digital LifeWay Children’s Home,” a curriculum to fill a void when the children were reported missing on Sunday.
A prominent Baptist pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, texas, has been vocal in explaining that the public sector will continue to be at his megachurch, even if the municipality is to be divided in order to comply with a local ban on gatherings of more than 500 people.
Jeffress pointed out in an interview with KDFW-TV, the national basketball association (NBA were to cancel the games.
“What we’re doing is the most important thing is that what the NBA is doing. That is, it is entertainment. This is optional as well,” Jeffress said. “Worship is of the essence.”
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in addition to the cessation of worship, the plans for its bi-annual conference to be held in April, without any members and is only broadcasted the speeches, on TELEVISION and on the internet. This is the first time in more than 60 years, they have taken the unusual step of blocking the public from the signature of the conference, the leaders of the spiritual leadership, and, sometimes to announce a new program.
A lot of the members on the grounds of religion, commonly known as the Mormon church, it is expected that the amount of time that they would normally be in church on Sunday, do it at home and worship with the help of an online curriculum, to be rolled out in less than two years ago, the President of the church, Russell M. Nelson, as part of a push to emphasize more home-based worship.
AP Religion Editor, Gary Fields, and the AP reporters Brady McCombs in Salt Lake City, utah Aroun R. Deen in New York and Travis Loller in Nashville contributed to this. New york times religion coverage is supported by the Lilly Endowment, through the Religion News Foundation. There is no guarantee that it is solely responsible for the content.