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Virus alters Holy Week celebration worldwide, not the spirit
Many pastors are pondering their upcoming Easter sermons, including the Rev. Steven Paulikas of All Saints Episcopal Church in Brooklyn. His sermon will be transmitted online but delivered in an empty church.
“It’s started me thinking about the empty tomb,” he said, referring to the biblical account of Christ’s resurrection after his crucifixion.
“That emptiness was actually the first symbol of this new life,” Paulikas said.