OTTAWA -- With churches across Ottawa closed on the holiest weekend of the year for Christians, many congregations are streaming their services online.

The COVID-19 pandemic is keeping people physically apart. Gatherings of more than five are prohibited in Ontario and that includes religious gatherings. Ottawa's top doctor is urging people to remain physically apart this long weekend, even if it is a holiday.

Nevertheless, the faithful across the Capital will have places to turn online this Easter weekend to be together spiritually, through YouTube, Facebook Live, Zoom, and other video services.

Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast tells CTV Morning Live thousands of people are viewing their sermons online.

"We've been posting pre-recorded masses and we've had five thousand visits each weekend," Prendergast said. "Maybe even this weekend we'll surpass that."

Here's a list of local churches that will have Easter prayers and services online.

Did we miss your church? Email us and we'll add it to the list:


The Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa 

Metropolitan Bible Church 

Ottawa Church of Christ 

Church of the Resurrection 

Woodvale Penetcostal Church 

Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa



Sequoia Church 

St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church  

St. Albans Ottawa

Bethel Church Ottawa

Queenswood United, Orleans United, Mackay United, Rothwell United, Carleton Memorial United, and St. Andrews United

Glen Cairn United Church

South Mountain, Heckston, Inkerman and Hallville United Churches

Parkwood Church

Transforming Life Centre

The Gathering Ottawa

St. Barnabas

The Bridge in Kanata

St. Maurice Parish

St. Charbel Parish

Liberté City Church

St. Elias Cathedral

St. Monica Parish in Nepean

St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Kanata

Blessed Sacrament Parish

St. John the Apostle

Rideau Park United Church 

Calvary Christian Reformed Church 

Bells Corners United Church

Merivale United Church and Fallowfield United Church 

East Gate Alliance Church 

Cedarview Alliance in Barrhaven

The Meeting House Ottawa 

Parkdale United Church

Knox Presbyterian Church

Trinity-St. Andrew's United Church in Renfrew 

Faith Lutheran Church

City View United Church

All Saints Lutheran Church

Emmanuel United Church

Grace-St. Andrew’s United Church in Arnprior 

First United Church - Good Friday, Easter Sunday

St. Patrick Parish Fallowfield

Community Pentecostal Church

Our Lady of Fatima Parish

Resurrection Church

Grace United Church in Gananoque: Good Friday, Easter Sunday

Divine Infant Parish in Orleans

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Gananoque

Hope Bible Church Ottawa

Jubilee Church

Holy Redeemer Parish in Kanata

Grace Presbyterian Church in Orleans