COVID-19 Gives 2020 Eastern Orthodox Easter ‘Pascha’ Celebration A Special Focus

Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago reflects on the significance of this Lenten season during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Orthodox Easter
In this Thursday, April 16, 2020, photo, a young woman wearing a face mask to protect herself from the coronavirus lights candles for Orthodox Easter. This year, Easter - by far the most significant religious holiday for the world's roughly 300 million Orthodox - has essentially been canceled. Boris Grdanoski / AP Photo
Orthodox Easter
In this Thursday, April 16, 2020, photo, a young woman wearing a face mask to protect herself from the coronavirus lights candles for Orthodox Easter. This year, Easter - by far the most significant religious holiday for the world's roughly 300 million Orthodox - has essentially been canceled. Boris Grdanoski / AP Photo

COVID-19 Gives 2020 Eastern Orthodox Easter ‘Pascha’ Celebration A Special Focus

Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago reflects on the significance of this Lenten season during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Sunday, millions of Eastern Orthodox Christians will observe Easter, or “Pascha” across the world. Reset takes a closer look at how the holiday has taken on special significance in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

GUEST: Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America