See more news

Religious dignitaries attend exchange meeting with provincial government of Tay Ninh

Da Nang municipal authorities held exchange meeting with local religious dignitaries

Religious committee in Gia Lai visits local oroganizations

US Ambassador releases carps to see off Kitchen Gods

Conference seeks ways to preserve UNESCO-recognised cultural heritages

12/26/2019 04:14
Senior Buddhist monks visit churches on Christmas Eve in Vietnam
Venerable Thích Thanh Quyết, Deputy President of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, visits So Kien Church in the northern province of Ha Nam on December 24, 2019. Photo: Anh Dung - Tuoi Tre

It is uncommon for Buddhist monks to celebrate Christmas, but the rare moments were captured at churches in the northern Vietnamese provinces of Ha Nam and Quang Ninh this year's celebration.

Venerable Thích Thanh Quyết, deputy president of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, marked this Christmas by paying visits to five parishes in Ha Nam and Quang Ninh Provinces and extended his best wishes to the vicars and parishioners there on Tuesday.

Quyết, along with other Buddhist dignitaries from the Sangha, received a warm welcome from those at the five churches, namely Phu Ly, So Kien, and An Phu in Ha Nam, and Dong Khe and Mao Khe in Quang Ninh.

Visiting local parishes has been a regular activity of the Buddhist venerable during Christmas over the past years.

Venerable Thích Thanh Quyết pays his respects at a Catholic altar on December 24, 2019. Photo: Anh Dung / Tuoi Tre

As Ha Nam is also Quyet’s hometown, he and local parishioners share an even more special connection.

According to Father Giuse Maria Vũ Thanh Cảnh, pastor of Phu Ly Church, the attention and support of the whole society as well as the Buddhist Sangha have made Christmas more tranquil and special.

“All religions are the same. Catholics or Buddhists, we are all Vietnamese people,” the father said.

“We are very happy to receive the best wishes from the Buddhist Sangha this holiday.”

Source: tuoitrenews.vn

Senior Buddhist monks visit churches on Christmas Eve in VietnamVenerable Thích Thanh Quyết, deputy president of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, marked this Christmas by paying visits to five parishes in Ha Nam and Quang Ninh Provinces and extended his best wishes to the vicars and parishioners there on Tuesday. Quyết,
Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Share on Google Share on Buzz        Back   Send   Print   Top of page
More news
Christmas in alleys of Ho Chi Minh City -12/26/2019 09:27
Hanoi’s streets lit up with array of festive Christmas decorations -12/24/2019 06:28
Bui Chu diocese hosts 17th Youth Day  -11/21/2019 04:40
Tens of thousand people take part in Ben Tre coconut festival 2019 -11/21/2019 04:34
100-year-old One Pillar Pagoda adorns Bien Hoa -11/19/2019 04:19
Nom Pagoda’s record-breaking terracotta statues -11/18/2019 03:57
Nghinh Ong Festival in Kien Giang -11/14/2019 04:40
Exploring Vietnam Buddhist Institute in Hanoi -10/30/2019 03:50
53 Southeast Asian monks go on a pilgrimage to five countries, calling for peace and mutual-respect -10/17/2019 05:18
Pagoda with Asian – European architectural design in Tien Giang -08/26/2019 05:04
Address: Yen Hoa Ward - Cau Giay District, Ha Noi - Viet Nam
Telephone: +84243 8 248 763. Fax: 08041313
Email: ttttbantongiao@chinhphu.vn