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Two faces of a Chinese Christmas

 

HONG KONG (SE): There is a Chinese way to celebrate Christmas, according to a report published in the Chinese news agency, Xinhua, on December 24. “On Christmas eve, Chinese youngsters embrace the festival like westerners, but not for the religious reasons or for family reunion.”

Xinhua reports that young people approach the feast more like a festival and an opportunity to take a break from their busy lives.

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Reflecting on a sacred night

 

HONG KONG (SE): As the strains of the well-loved Christmas carol proclaim, Silent Night, Sacred Night, Christians are invited to reflect on what is sacred in our world and in our lives.

The sacred is proclaimed in many different ways, but what is common about each one is that it holds and element that is somehow transcendent, seemingly beyond the reach or our physical ability to enact or achieve and intangible.

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A Blue Christmas is more than a bad dream

 

HONG KONG (SE): While dreaming of a White Christmas may conjure up happy memories that can be looked forward to again in the future, the thought of facing a Blue Christmas is not even a bad dream, but a frightening reality for many people.

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A Christmas pastoral letter from John Cardinal Tong

 

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests! (Luke 2:14)

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ

 

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