These are difficult days for all of us, limited to celebrating Passover, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Ramadan without traditional family gatherings and communal worship services due to stay-at-home restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Here is a resource for virtual non-denominational Christian services, the World’s Largest Virtual Passover Seder, and a FREE Easter Sunday concert with Andrea Bocelli from one of the most famous churches in the world.
Join what is to be the World’s Largest Virtual Passover Seder, Thursday, April 9, 5pm to 6:30pm, via East End Temple in Manhattan:
- Zoom Meeting Link
- Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
- Meeting ID: 902 560 802
- Guidelines for joining our Zoom seder
Andrea Bocelli Music for Hope FREE Concert
Andrea Bocelli will perform in an empty Duomo Cathedral in Milan, Italy, on Easter Sunday, accompanied only by cathedral organist Emanuelle Vianelli.
The concert, Bocelli: Music for Hope, will be live streamed around the world for free on his YouTube channel.
On the East Coast, it will be at 1 p.m.
Among the pieces in his set, you can expect sacred and inspirational pieces, including “Ave Maria,” Mascagni’s “Sancta Maria,” and “Amazing Grace.”
The music has been selected to communicate a message of love, healing and hope to Italy and the world.
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Background information on the virus, resources for talking with children, information for congregations and church leaders on creating an emergency plan and implementing social distancing guidelines
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Guidance for churches with information on pastoral response to grieving families, a bulletin insert, ideas for home church groups, and pandemic preparation information
Podcast links, devotionals, resources on online worship (including legal issues with livestreaming), resources for children, prayers and reflections
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