Caribbean celebrates Easter from home
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The world may be fighting the coronavirus pandemic but this does not mean the celebration of Easter has been cancelled.
In fact, the faithful will be able to observe Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday church services safely from their homes as most churches have opted to either stream mass online or utilise television and radio.
Here is a list of some Caribbean countries where churches have made adjustments due to COVID-19:
The Diocese of Roseau in Dominica has set out guidelines to enhance participation during the Sacred Triduum.
Good Friday and Easter Sunday mass are being streamed on the Dominica Catholic Radio Facebook page and the Diocese of Roseau Facebook page as well as on radio and television.
The Diocese of St George’s in Grenada has assured Easter church services will reach into the homes of Grenadians.
Good Friday and Easter Sunday services will be live streamed from the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception via its Facebook page.
St Vincent and the Grenadines
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kingstown has provided a live stream of all Holy Week activities leading up to Easter Sunday which could be followed.
Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday mass will be live-streamed from the Bishop’s Chapel on Catholic media Guyana’s Facebook page.
The Saint Martin of Tours’ Parish in Sint Maarten says even though circumstances prevent parishioners from physically uniting around an altar to celebrate the sacrament, it does not prevent them from prayer.
The celebration of Easter vigil at the Cathedral in Willemstad will be televised from Curacao on April 11 and the church plans to have Easter Sunday mass on its Facebook Page on April 12.