LOOK: Not a person in sight at the Malate Catholic Church in Manila this Maundy Thursday. Churches opted to hold online masses and 'virtual Visita Iglesia' this HolyWeek while Luzon is under enhanced community quarantine 📸 Anton Amosco/CNN Philippines
As we continue to observe social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, here is a list of online masses during Holy Week.
endIndex:Now that the quarantine is extended and implemented in more areas around the country, Filipino Catholics will be staying at home while observing Holy Week rites. Photo by JL JAVIERManila (CNN Philippines Life) —Physical space is an important facet of faith. From churches, mosques, to altars, a reserved place of worship brings us closer to God. The vast expanse of a cathedral or the intimacy of a chapel offers us a chance to celebrate rituals in a hallowed space of quiet and transcendence. But now, in the time of enhanced quarantine and social distancing — and particularly during Lent — the Church is finding innovative ways to reach its community. There are drive-through confessions, communions in front yards, and online masses — sort of like the televised masses that we’ve known growing up.
Now that the quarantine is extended and implemented in more areas around the country, Filipino Catholics will be staying at home to observe the Holy Week. Internet service providers such as PLDT have also offered free speed boost to its Fibr subscribers in anticipation of the increased Internet usage during this time.
Here is a schedule of masses in various Philippine churches that you can watch online. Check the respective Facebook pages in case of schedule change.Manila CathedralSunday: 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 6 p.m.Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m. Read more: CNN Philippines »
LOOK: Devotee prays inside the Baclaran Church in Parañaque City this Maundy Thursday. Churches opted to hold online masses and 'virtual Visita Iglesia' this HolyWeek while Luzon is under enhanced community quarantine 📸 Anton Amosco/CNN Philippines
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