Thursday, May 01, 2014

Holy Week & Easter Celebrations

A painting by a Claretian Missionary, Fr. Cerezo Barredo
While the universal Church celebrates the paschal mysteries of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of the Lord during the Holy Week, the small territory of Macau with just 27 km2 was bustling with tourists from all over the world. The city is home to 29 huge casinos where neither the Hope nor the Light of the Risen Lord shines! Huge crowds of men and women pour in to this "city of dreams" to wake up in a 'city of nightmares'.
Local Media, however still pay attention to the religious celebrations in the Church. Ms. Divine, One of our colleagues in the Claretian Publications, who hails from the Philippines was asked by the journalist how different the celebration of Easter in Macau was from that of the Philippines. Of Course, Easter stands for the dawn of a new hope in the midst of apparent hopelessness, both then and now!
Enjoy a short video on 
Holy Thursday Liturgy in St. Benedict Church, Shatin Wai, Hong Kong 

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