Around the world we are seeing lockdowns of cities and countries, and extraordinary measures to deal with COVID-19. The number of affected needy people is increasing on a regular - and frightening - basis. Difficult decisions have had to be made. ’Social isolation’ is a new term which is changing the way we relate to others (but let us call it ‘physical distancing’ because we don’t need more social isolation from each other). People are being asked to be careful and act selflessly in the interests of the health and welfare of others. In many parts of the world, we are dealing with the reality of churches being asked to close down services, including weddings and funerals. This will impact how Easter is celebrated, when we remember and celebrate the risen life of Jesus.
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The Liturgy Committee of the Anglican Church in Scotland has compiled the following intercessions for use during this time of Pandemic