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Sharing: During Times of Plague, Priests Do What Priests Need To Do

Sharing: During Times of Plague, Priests Do What Priests Need To Do

The second wave of influenza in the fall of 1918 was the worst yet. By the time Father Nicola Yanney reached Wichita, Kansas, a citywide quarantine was in effect. A 16-year-old girl had already died, creating a sense of panic. The missionary priest — his territory reached from Missouri to Colorado and from Oklahoma to North Dakota — couldn’t even hold her funeral in the city’s new Orthodox sanctuary. As he traveled back to his home church in Kearney, Nebraska, he kept anointing the sick, hearing confessions and taking Holy Communion to those stricken by the infamous “Spanish flu.”

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Fear and Panic in the Church Amid Corona Virus

Fear and Panic in the Church Amid Corona Virus

Perspective:
Christians have been persecuted since the time of Christ. In many countries today, it is still extremely dangerous to attend church and to be a Christian. Christians are bombed, dismembered, raped, crucified, and shot, but they gather for worship anyway, accepting the risk and God’s will in their lives. They are willing to die (a real and probable threat) for their faith.

Here we are in the West Christians and are afraid to gather for worship because of a small chance we might catch a virus and and even smaller chance we might die from it. Many Christians who are wanting to go to church during this time, are being called foolish by other Christians for their faith and need to commune with God. Lord have mercy. Let us be fools for Christ.

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