COVID-19 Resources

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The Chapel of the Cross, under direction of the Diocese of Mississippi, has discontinued face-to-face worship and programming until further notice. Until then, we’ve compiled a page of resources for you and your family to stay engaged, prayerful, and occupied while practicing social distancing! Read below for streaming recommendations, helpful links and videos, and worship materials.

Check out the Chapel’s favorite shows on Amazon and Netflix! There are great, wholesome options for kids and adults of all ages.

Below, find links included in our daily COVID-19 Cross Currents emails. These are great options for home entertainment and education for the whole family!

Virtual Field Trips

Josh Gad, the Voice of Olaf from Frozen, Reading Storybooks Aloud

Scholastic’s Free Daily Courses for Kids

Keeping Kids Happy, Busy, and Learning at Home

New Yorker Writing Prompts for Kids

10 Tips for Talking About COVID-19 with your Kids

Daily Lunch Doodles with Children’s Author and Illustrator Mo Willems

Throughout our time apart, we are sending out week-daily emails with resources, updates, and distractions. Text “cotc” to 84576 to automatically sign up for our emails!

The end of each of our emails is a Chapel Pet Photo of the Day. Times are uncertain, and we have been thinking about our pets as an emotional support while we are sheltering in place, feeling scared, and worrying about our loved ones. We’ve received so many of these sweet pet pictures that we can’t fit them all in our emails! Below, enjoy a video of the pet photos we’ve been sent so far.

Chapel Choir member Karen Bonner, a licensed counselor, created this short video on self care and meditation tips for keeping your anxiety at bay during the crisis.

Our wonderful Children’s Director, Stephania, created this instructional video on setting up a Catechesis-inspired prayer table at home. This is a great way to keep your kids and grandchildren engaged with prayer, but it is also a wonderful meditative practice for adults!

 

On Sunday, March 29, The Rev. Will Compton led us in Morning Prayer alongside soloist Alex Willis and organist Michael Beattie. Watch the video below!

On Sunday, March 22, Eric Eaton led us in Morning Prayer alongside soloist Viola Dacus and organist Michael Beattie. Watch the video below!

Here are some other wonderful worship videos!

Washington National Cathedral on YouTube

The Episcopal Church on YouTube

Lord have mercy. Compline and Camp Songs take something

Posted by St. Columb's Episcopal Church on Wednesday, March 18, 2020