Remembering the Ancestors……

Every year on the Sunday before Chinese New Year, the Taiwan Episcopal Church has a special ritual to remember the ancestors, in accordance with Chinese tradition.  But here the emphasis is on memorial and showing respect rather than worship.  The ritual takes place during the Holy Communion service in all our churches, people light a candle and pray.  This was ours in Advent Church earlier today…..

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and earlier in the week this was the one being set up in Good Shepherd Church…..

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