Approaches to worship, life and death during stay at home lockdown

Stay Home BillboardAll over the world, places of gathering for the faithful for prayer, devotion, offering and morning puja – are silent and the faithful are urged to stay away during this time of coronavirus. Here, we bring a second collection of photographs from several “Photo of the Day” collections, showing different places of worship in many different nations. They are approaches to worship, life and death, during stay at home lockdown.


 

Iraqi health ministry workers pray by a coffin of a person who died from coronavirus
Iraqi health ministry workers pray by a coffin of a person who died from coronavirus at a new cemetery for the people outside the town of Najaf.

 

CHurch of Holy Sepulchure
A woman prays in front of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem following the closure of the city for non-residents as a measure to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, on March 30, 2020. (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP)

 

A believer and a group of mullahs attend a Friday prayer in the Moscow Cathedral Mosque in Moscow, Russia.
A believer and a group of mullahs attend a Friday prayer in the Moscow Cathedral Mosque in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 27, 2020. In a bid to stem the outbreak, Putin declared the next week to be non-working for all Russian except those working in essential sectors. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Kirill Zykov, Moscow News Agency photo via AP)

 

Pope Francis walks toward the platform to preside over a moment of prayer on the sagrato of St Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican.
Pope Francis walks towards the platform to preside over a moment of prayer on the sagrato of St Peter’s Basilica, the platform at the top of the steps immediately in front of the façade of the Church, to be concluded with the Pope giving the Urbi et orbi Blessing, on March 27, 2020 at the Vatican. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP)

 

Coffins of coronavirus victims
Coffins arriving from the Bergamo area, where the coronavirus infections caused many victims, are being unloaded from a military truck that transported them in the cemetery of Cinisello Balsamo, near Milan in Northern Italy, Friday, March 27, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

 

Rabbi Michael Moskowitz answers questions during the final portion of a virtual Friday night Shabbat
Rabbi Michael Moskowitz answers questions during the final portion of a virtual Friday night Shabbat service where viewers can ask the rabbis questions about anything relating to Judaism inside Temple Shir Shalom, a Reform synagogue in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, March 27, amid a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak across the country.REUTERS/Emily Elconin

 

Buddhist monks wear face shields to protect themselves from new coronavirus as they walk to collect alms from devotees in Bangkok, Thailand.
Thai Buddhist monks wear face shields to protect themselves from new coronavirus as they walk to collect alms from devotees in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

 

An Israeli policeman removes an ultra-Orthodox Jewish
An Israeli policeman removes an ultra-Orthodox Jewish youth from a synagogue before it is closed by police as they enforce restrictions of a partial lockdown against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mea Shearim neighbourhood of Jerusalem March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun – RC2CUF9NAIC5

 

Buddhist monks wearing face shields and mask to protect themselves from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) collect alms in Bangkok, Thailand, March 31. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa
Buddhist monks wearing face shields and mask to protect themselves from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) collect alms in Bangkok, Thailand, March 31. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa

 

Local people walk between tombs
Local people walk between tombs at a military cemetery in Xindian district, New Taipei City, Taiwan. Taiwanese pay their respects to their ancestors during the Qinming Festival between April 2-6.

 

the Madni Masjid Tableeghi center
A man on a motorcycle rides past the Madni Masjid Tableeghi center, after the government ordered to quarantine the center, following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Karachi, Pakistan, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

 

Muslims attend Friday prayer
Muslims attend Friday prayer at the Baitul Mokorram National Mosqe amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus diseases in Dhaka, Banglades, March 20, 2020 REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

 

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