- Nov 16, 2004
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The City of Toronto appears to have temporarily banned Holy Communion, Baptism, Singing, (and one document not linked to here even mentions loud talking) in its churches as part of its fight against COVID-19! If one googles the issue, it really appears that the Orthodox consider this bylaw to be directed at them, or at least, the Orthodox are the ones who have reacted to it most strongly. The "sharing of chalices" and "communion objects" is also banned. According to some sources, the Greek Orthodox Church appears to have agreed to this. I understand that other Orthodox Churches may have openly refused to comply and it would appear that many other Christian Churches are simply ignoring the ban so far.