Coronavirus: N.S. places of worship to temporarily close, use virtual platforms

Many places of worship across Nova Scotia are now using online platforms, such as Zoom or Facebook Live, to stream out prayers and worship services during the coronavirus crisis.

“Many of our parishioners are in the really vulnerable age group as identified by Public Health. So there may well be anxiety, so if their faith can be supported in the midst of this, it’s a good thing,” said Bishop Ron Cutler, head of the Anglicans in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

He said this is the first Sunday where some congregations will be using technology for virtual worship.

“Now, virtual worship services, of course, don’t allow for the social interaction that an actual face-to-face gathering would permit. So it’s a second-best,” said Cutler.

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