Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory presided at the Good Friday liturgy of the Passion of the Lord at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C. on April 10, 2020. Due to government mandated restrictions on public gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, public Masses are not being held for the time being in the Archdiocese of Washington, so the liturgy was livestreamed on the archdiocese’s YouTube channel. (CS photos/Andrew Biraj)

The Good Friday liturgy celebrated by Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory at St. Matthew's Cathedral on April 10 included a reading of the narrative of Christ's Passion from the Gospel of John, veneration of the cross, and special intercessions, including prayers for people affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Since no public Masses are being held at this time due to government mandated safety precautions against the spread of the coronavirus, there was no congregation in the cathedral during the liturgy, but it was livestreamed on the archdiocese's YouTube channel and viewed by more than 2,300 people throughout the Archdiocese of Washington, across the United States and around the world. (CS photos/Andrew Biraj)