From the office of the Presiding Bishop:   To all APA Clergy from the House of Bishops

We are aware that some of our Priests are reluctant to close their churches for Sunday Eucharistic Worship.  Understandably so.  However, with the extraordinary circumstances we face at this time, it is now essential.  We remain in the ascendancy phase of this deadly virus which has now spread to the younger people along with the high risk group of the elderly.  Therefore, in consultation with your APA Bishops, we have agreed that we make this directive perfectly clear.  For the safety and protection of both our parishioners and our Clergy, all forms of in-person worship must be suspended for the next two weeks.  After that time, we will re-evaluate where we are in light of the CDC and Government recommendations.  We encourage you to use the Office for Daily Morning Prayer or Evening Prayer and the Form for Spiritual Communion. Please join us in doing our part in overcoming the Coronavirus.