Martin Luther's 1527 letter on the subject of ministering through the bubonic plague in Wittemberg (luther1527 luther1527web) provides a reference for the American Church in Paris, for the American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris and for Saint Michael's Church in Paris in preparation of a Covid-19 Easter 2021. How we choose technology to complement our being and doing depends on how each church approaches religion within our present constraints.
The American Church in Paris has made a bold decision to "follow the science" and not hold in-person live services for the four weeks of Paris lockdown, from March 20 through April 16. This decision is empowering. It creates a situation where we can gather, but don't ^1. This allows for possibility that would otherwise be unavailable.
Dean Lucinda Laird of the American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris has detailed a bold persistent vision for the place of technology in the time to come, and has showered both congregants and staff with praise for the steps achieved thus far. The American Cathedral will continue live worship complemented with Facebook simultaneous prerecorded-services live-stream of and a practice of a Zoom chat before services.
Saint Michael's Church in Paris has taken a middle path, limiting worship due to the new restrictions. There will be fewer worship gatherings.
With the happy indulgence of the reader, I would like to detail here what I see as one possible set of scenarios implementing the power of what I have understood of Dean Laird's vision, as it inspires me, in a theoretical testing ground of the very unique situation of the American Church.