e-Misa: UAE’s faithful resort to Facebook livestreams in lieu of mass gatherings

Church compounds might have closed as early as March 12, but this hasn’t deterred thousands of the faithful who now use their social media access to watch and observe the mass through Facebook.
St. Mary’s Church in Dubai, for instance, have scheduled daily livestreams of their masses as an alternative for those who wish to pray alongside other fellow faithful church goers.
Their schedules, which are all in English, begin from 6:00 am with the final mass at 7:00 pm.
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6:00am ; 6:45am ; 12:00pm ; 7:00pm
6:30am ; 9:00am ; 4:45pm ; 6:15pm
6:30am ; 9:00am ; 12:00nn ; 6:00pm
6:30am ; 9:00am ; 12:00nn ; 5:00pm ; 7:00pm
Meanwhile, in Abu Dhabi – St. Joseph’s Cathedral have also released schedules on their masses, available in a variety of languages, including Tagalog:
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6.30 am (English)
9.00 am (English)
12.00 pm (Tagalog)
3.00 pm (Malayalam)
7.00 pm (English)
6.30 am (English)
7.00 pm (English)
8.00 pm (Arabic)
6.30 am (English)
7.00 pm (English)
Filipino Christian Church in Abu Dhabi has a dedicated website where they hold not just their worship service – they also hold their bible study and prayer meetings online.
Prayer Meeting: Tuesdays, 8:00 pm
Worship Service: Fridays, 12:30 pm (Tagalog); 5:30 pm (English)
Bible Study: Saturdays, 8:00 pm
Abu Dhabi’s Great Nation Church currently hosts devotions, testimonies and prayers through their service titled ‘Heartbeat’.
‘Heartbeat’ – Daily, 7:00 pm

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