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Worshipping together, despite the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted worship rituals around the world.

The Rev. Michael Martin connects with congregants on Level 4 of the Science Drive Garage at Duke University. Photo by Henry Haggart

In Durham, congregations have adapted in different ways — by streaming services online, by gathering for prayer outdoors and, recently, by admitting limited numbers of people into sanctuaries.Duke Catholic Center hosts a nearly open-air Mass at 11 am Sundays in a giant campus garage, where demand for parking plunged in March.

9th Street journalists Henry Haggart and Dryden Quigley capture the spirit and sounds of the gatherings here.