Like most places during the COVID-19 crisis, churches, synagogues, mosques and most places of worship shut their doors to their congregations.
Some took the initiative out of sheer compliance with government orders, while others closed up out of a feeling of responsibility for the wellbeing of others.
Nonetheless, people have turned to live-streamed and recorded services to stay connected to their religious communities during this time. Jews, Christians and Muslims observed Passover, Easter and Ramadan in a new way this year. Many held services online or hosted virtual community meals.
With many central Pennsylvania counties moving towards a “yellow phase” of reopening, things are looking hopeful. However, large group gatherings are still prohibited, leaving members of religious communities in the same predicament.
For those looking for a congregation to join online during this time, a list of Harrisburg churches, synagogues, mosques and temples can be found below. Click through to see the address then click again for a link to the website and/or streaming location.