The Easter and Passover holidays were accompanied Sunday by more relaxed restrictions on houses of worship and gatherings in New England, along with worries about the spread of COVID-19.
Many houses of worship required congregants to RSVP for a limited number of in-person service seats. Others held outdoor ceremonies. And, as has been the case throughout the pandemic, many had online services through Zoom, Facebook or YouTube.
To ensure everyone's safety, outdoor services were a huge hit at churches across the region this Easter Sunday, including at Grace Episcopal Church in Norwood, Massachusetts. The church offered services outside in the parking lot at 10 a.m. -- and it was also streamed live on Facebook.