Funeral homes can be overwhelmed with bodies waiting to be cremated. Storing them in trucks can be problematic as trucks have to be refrigerated to avoid infection prevention and control precautions.

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Photo credit: Tasoulla Hadjiyanni

Greek-Orthodox Easter was celebrated virtually all around the world in April 2020. For Holy Friday, the priest of St. George Greek Orthodox church in St Paul, holds the image of Christ toward the front so viewers can pay their respects. Typically, churchgoers would pay their respects on the epitafios. The church’s balcony which is reserved for the choir allows the camera to give a view of the whole space, immersing people in the iconography. Intangible aspects of the liturgy, such as the calming effects of the scent of thymiato, cannot be transmitted virtually.