'Church is more than a building': Chicago's Holy Week services move online during COVID-19 pandemic
It is Holy Week, and in Chicago Holy Week looks different compared to previous years. Many Holy Week celebrations including Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday are being celebrated on TV, phones, and through social media. Some members of St. Hilary Church in Chicago stated that they do their normal Sunday morning routines, but rather than drive to their place of worship, they gather around a laptop. During the season of Easter, Catholics are normally required to receive the Holy Eucharist. However, the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago lifted the obligation due to the global pandemic. Other churches, such as the Kingdom Builders Church in Chicago, have donated food and supplies to essential workers such as firefighters and police officers.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Cauguiran, Cate, "'Church is more than a building': Chicago's Holy Week services move online during COVID-19 pandemic" (2020). Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Religious Community and Life. 4.