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Catholic Liturgy

Off the wall

Climbing the walls

Sunday, 27 May, 2012, 12:00am

Good faith

Catholics marking the birth of St John the Baptist had double cause for celebration this week. St John's Day is held six months before Christmas - around June 23 - which this year coincided with Corpus Christi, the moveable feast that celebrates the Body of Christ and is usually held on the first Thursday after Trinity Sunday.

25 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Rewrite gives Catholics a new mass

For more than three and a half decades, Catholics across Hong Kong have closed their eyes and prayed in English using the exact same words as fellow believers the world over.

The ritual is etched onto a global collective subconscious, with many prayers being learnt from a young age and recited by heart.

25 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Guangzhou's officially approved churches enjoy a busy Easter

With a choir, a band of volunteers, an advanced sound system and television monitors, Guangzhou Dongshan Christian Church has everything going for it.

Every Sunday morning, the officially approved Christian church in Sibeitongjin Street in Dongshan becomes a busy hub of worshippers. This was particularly the case at a number of Easter Sunday services yesterday.

25 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Vigil crowds signify hope for change of heart

The June 4 crackdown in Tiananmen Square still evokes strong feelings in Hong Kong. So it is not surprising that the 20th anniversary of the tragedy last year attracted a huge turnout to the annual vigil in Victoria Park. But given that the passing years have wearied many who have lit candles for the victims, few were bold enough to predict anything like it would be seen again.

10 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

The Wednesday blues

Forget the Monday blues. A study has found that Wednesday is the killjoy of the week.

8 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Bedroom Bliss

Turn up the heat in your private chamber with these seductive pieces.

Delices de Cartier EDT by Cartier HK$650

Roses rose candle by Diptyque HK$480 from Joyce

David Mellor Candelabra GBP9,500 from www.20ltd.com

6 Feb 2009 - 12:00am


1 Odiot gold berry candle holder, HK$141,670, from Heather and March, shop 110, Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, tel: 2530 0686.

2 Gold leaf Bougeoir branche de Rosie, HK$480, from Kou Concept, 22/F, Fung House, 19 Connaught Road, Central, tel: 2530 2234; www.kouconcept.com.

21 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Festival revellers face litter, wax crackdown

As many as 1,000 hygiene officers will be out next weekend to look for people who litter or burn wax during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Patrols at public parks, beaches and barbecue sites will be stepped up from next Saturday to the following Monday, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department warned.

6 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Blunt gig keeps fans in the dark

James Blunt's concert at the Convention Centre last Thursday ended up an intimate affair. The Irishman could certainly be considered something of a folkie, with his trademark acoustic guitar and plaintive ballads, but those who attended the arena show might still have been surprised by the minimalist lighting.

19 May 2008 - 12:00am

Beyond Easter eggs

We all enjoy the arrival of spring and chocolate eggs, but Michelle Chan asks how many of us know what Easter is really about

East meets west in Hong Kong where people are just as happy to celebrate Christmas as they

are to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

16 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

HK-made candles recalled in the US

About 185,000 decorative candles made in Hong Kong are being recalled in the United States because of a possible fire hazard. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission warned the exterior coating could ignite. The candles had been selling for US$10 to US$20. There were two reports of gold paint on the candles igniting, although there were no reports of injury or damage to property.

19 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Candle sets Christmas tree ablaze in flat

A flat in the Wan Chai district was damaged after a burning candle set fire to a Christmas tree yesterday. Firefighters were called when one of the tenants, 36, woke to find a fire in the living room of the second-floor flat at Crescent Heights in Tung Shan Terrace. The tenants escaped the flat before emergency crews arrived.

2 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Sign of a star

Like the rest of us, architects multitask, some of them using their skills for creations much smaller than the buildings they were trained to design. Denmark's Peter Karpf is one. A winner of the Bruno Mathsson Prize - Scandinavia's most prestigious design award - he is lauded for his wood and Plexiglas chairs and a series of lamps.

18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

whiff of luxury

There used to be a time when a party hostess could fire up a couple of tea lights, put them in small glass holders and call it a night. No more.

Scented candles are becoming an increasingly important component of the living space, beyond lining the edge of a bathtub or the top of a dining table. The new trend is about luxury and layering.

21 Oct 2007 - 12:00am