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  1. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    First Blue Christmas Service at St John's Cathedral

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans New service to ease the festive blues St John's Cathedral is to hold its first Blue Christmas Service this evening for those mourning a loss this festive season. The cathedral's dean said Christmas could be an emotional time for people who are missing someone. The Reverend Canon Matthias Der said: "We realise that at Christmas many people will go to parties ...

  2. St Paul's plans Guangxi mission

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... YP Cadets Christy Li and Gabrielle Chan St Paul's College will be hosting the 160th Anniversary Community Awareness Project this month, in Hong Kong and Guangxi. The event, to be held ... through their participation in volunteer work. Those who cannot go are invited to bring a donation box to the Youth Service Learning Conference at St Paul's College on Tuesday, and the money ...

  3. St Antonius Girls' College

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Prefect Team from St Antonius Girls' College joined a training course at the Education and Development Centre of the Salvation Army in Wan Chai. The programme, which was held during the summer holidays, was designed to boost the participants' leadership skills. The students were divided into three groups, and were asked to finish the tasks together. Before each ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Priests' plagiarism sees exodus from Anglican church

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Some 17 families have left the Anglican diocese after St John's Cathedral confirms claim that priests are still using online sermons dishonestly Plagiarism sees church exodus St John's Cathedral appears to be fighting a losing battle against plagiarising priests- a practise that has already led 17 families of believers to leave the Anglican ...

  5. St George's Day

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Compiled by Diane Anderson St George, a Roman soldier and priest who died in AD303, is remembered for two different things- the legend of him fighting and slaying a dragon and for becoming a martyr because of his faith. Fighting a dragon The fight between St George and the dragon took place after the fearsome beast made its nest close to a town. Residents were frightened of being ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Mystery Hong Kong woman gives Irish church 100,000 euros

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... (HK$1 million) donation. The cheque was delivered in person to Father Sean Hanafin, of St John's Catholic Church in the town of Tralee, southwest Ireland. He said he was amazed when ... and walked in. "And somehow she connected with God through the angels in the entrance to St John's." The secret good Samaritan was related to someone in the Chinese restaurant business ...

  7. New appreciation of wise, old thinkers

    Posted May 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There have been many famous leaders in times of war, such as Napoleon from France, and Zhuge Liang in ancient China. What made these men so great is their intelligence. A leader has to be brave and strong, but many have lost wars through a lack of wisdom. ...

  8. The Mysteries behind the saint of love

    Posted Feb 15th 2004, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... Hannah Lee As you wake up after an evening of romancing the love of your life, you may well be asking, why did I spend the best part of $2,000 on a bunch of roses and a candlelit dinner for two? The answer is clear- up to a point. While there were several ...

  9. News - World - CATHOLIC CHURCH

    Pope Francis calls for a poor church for the poor

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... called for "a poor Church for the poor" as he addressed thousands of the world's journalists yesterday, saying he chose his papal name because St Francis of Assisi shunned riches ... In between bursts of applause from the audience, the 76-year-old said his papal name was inspired by St Francis of Assisi, who was "a man of poverty and a man of peace". "How I would ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Good news for those of us of little faith

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... of blood drained from a conquered enemy's virgins. And God knows how much cleansing the Anglican Cathedral of St Mary and All Saints may need, so defiled has it been over the years. Had the British empire's retreat from Hong Kong been more like its departure from Rhodesia, St John's in Central would have been turned into a wet market. But the ceremony of which my old ...




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