The COVID-19 pandemic has affected how people worship worldwide. The impact has been especially pronounced for Christians for whom the Eucharist is a central act of worship. On Wednesday, March 31, from 2-4 pm EDT, an ecumenical webinar, “Being a Eucharistic People in Digital Space: Liturgy in the Time of COVID,” will consider actions taken by churches and communions, the ecclesiological insights that undergird their responses and the grassroots implications for these various traditions.

This webinar will feature Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Protestant and Orthodox Christian ecclesiologists who will discuss the Eucharistic worship during the pandemic and address practical considerations, including grassroots and liturgical initiatives. Dr. Aaron Hollander, associate director of the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute and editor of Ecumenical Trends, will consider where we go from here and what the future of Eucharist, and worship more broadly, might be.

The webinar is co-sponsored by Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and its Department of Theology and Religious Studies with Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network and the North American Academy of Ecumenists.