At the implementation of lockdown strategies in central Europe earlier this year, spaces of religious worship became increasingly abandoned sites. With large parts of the population forced to stay in their homes, places previously destined to serve as locations of faith and prayer were left empty. Individual prayers needed to find a new, isolated form of expression, while sacred services were suspended or held without being accessible to the public. Church interiors became locked and turned into hidden places that one could only get a glimpse of through windows and iron bars. They developed into timeless inhabited spaces transferring an idea of otherworldliness that is descending into silence.