At Our Lady of Pompeii in Dobbs Ferry, the Good Friday message was the same even though everything is different this holy week. The church was empty as parishioners joined in the holy day worship online.
"Distant from one another, at least physically," Father Christopher Monturo said. "And yet we're bound together by the faith, the mystery of our faith which brings us together as one."
Meanwhile, the doors of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan remained locked with Good Friday services taking place inside also livestreamed. Timothy Cardinal Dolan will deliver a virtual mass on East Sunday.
"Even though we really miss all of the magnificent sacraments and rituals and feasts that we have, we still got inside and we still got the promise of Jesus 'I will not leave you orphans," Dolan said.
For the Christian faithful, Good Friday marks the day Jesus was put to death. It's a moment that has been commemorated in years past by depictions of the Passion of Christ, something that's now an impossibility during this time of social distancing.
MORE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 COVERAGE
Where are the testing centers
See how our communities are making a difference
Free educational resources for parents and children
How you can help victims of coronavirus
Coronavirus news and live updates in New York
Coronavirus news and live updates in New Jersey
Coronavirus news and live updates in Connecticut
New York City updates
Long Island updates
How coronavirus is leaving ghost towns in its path
Coronavirus prevention: how clean are your hands?
Social distancing: What is it and how does it stop the spread of coronavirus?
Coronavirus closures and cancelations
Coronavirus tips: What Americans need to know
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on coronavirus