Throughout history the religious faithful have looked heavenward in their quest to worship God. This journey has traditionally been by gathering together…through assembling in synagogues…mosques…cathedrals…and other holy sanctuaries.

But in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that abruptly changed – as worship halls throughout the world closed their doors. This included services for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a global faith with a membership of more than 16 million members in nearly 200 nations and territories and 31,000 congregations.

The suspension of worship services in March, put at risk the administering of the sacrament – the partaking of the bread and water or symbolic remembrance of the body and blood of Jesus Christ’s atoning sacrifice.

The opportunity to receive the sacrament is the faith’s most sacred weekly ritual. Here is a current look at Latter-day Saint Worship during COVID-19 – from Washington, D.C., to Johannesburg, South Africa.