Rabbi David Meyer, of Temple Emanu-El in Marblehead preaches to photos of his congregation members during services. (Courtesy photo)
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Places of worship prepare to reopen in ‘a new reality’

Although places of worship are permitted to reopen their doors this weekend with heavy restrictions, many local faith leaders are choosing to wait it out for a little while longer. 

Gov. Charlie Baker announced Monday that places of worship are included in Phase One of his four-phased approach to reopening the economy, which took some local pastors by surprise. 

"I was shocked that we're in Phase One," said Rev. Ronald D. Coyne, pastor of Our Lady, Star of the Sea in Marblehead. "Since we are now, we're all forced to make decisions quickly, more quickly than we thought. I f…

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