CLOSE The White House Easter Egg Roll has been held nearly every year since 1878. It has been canceled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak. USA TODAYFor U.S. churches, the Easter service has long been a springtime celebration that brings together the Christian faithful to rejoice in their belief in the resurrection of Christ, and to mingle in their Easter finery, often lingering outside in sparkling spring weather.But the coronavirus crisis is forcing believers to scramble to maintain these traditions without bringing large numbers of people together.A Harris Poll for Axios released Thursday found that 48% of Americans are not willing to attend church, up from 38% within just three days.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry of The Episcopal Church said in a statement this week that suspending in-person public worship “is generally the most prudent course of action at this time, even during Holy Week and on Easter Day,” which is April 12. “It is important to emphasize that suspension of in-person gatherings is not a suspension of worship,” he added. “I very much encourage and support online worship.”The changing circumstances – the White House recommends avoiding groups of 10 or more for about two weeks, meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended avoiding large gatherings of 50 or more for

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