Today, our church’s eldest parishioner came to the service. She’s 93, and everybody was worried about her because COVID is really dangerous to the very elderly. But she survived and is now back in church.
Things are going so well that after Pascha we are back to having our “coffee hour” in the church basement. We are Orthodox, so “coffee hour” means a gigantic feast with several kinds of appetisers and entrees and a wide selection of desserts. The priest is so excited that he’s paying for the first meal for the entire congregation himself.
Our congregation didn’t lose anybody to COVID but that’s not shocking. People who go to church don’t live in retirement homes, so they weren’t greatly at risk.