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Easter in an epidemic

Our Lord’s tomb in Jerusalem is sealed shut. For the first time since the black plague of the 14th century, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built above Jesus’ tomb, is closed. This time because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

I thought about that on Palm Sunday, when the Gospel recalls how Pilate ordered the soldiers to seal the rock of his tomb and set a guard.

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