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    • Synagogues By Zak Bermon
    • Old Ohel Synagogue
      • Old Ohel Synagogue
      • Built in 1902
      • An Orthodox Community in Hong Kong.
      • It is the “crown jewel of Asian Jewry”
    • The synagogue
      • The synagogue is the Jewish place of worship,
      • also used as a place to study, and often as a community centre as well.
    • Synagogue services
      • Unlike a priest A rabbi, a cantor or a member of the congregation can lead synagogue services.
    • Temples
    • Tin hau temple
      • The Tin Hau Temple in Causeway Bay
      • Tin Hau, gets it’s name from the sea goddess.
      • over 200 years old
      • A pair of fiery dragons stand guard at the entrance to ward of evil spirits.
    • Meeting places
      • Temples are far more easy-going places than churches in the west.
      • Temples usually have gardens and a courtyard, and are a popular meeting place, particularly for the elderly. Mahjong is the favored form of passing the time, as is Chinese Chequers.
    • Taoist temples
      • Taoist temples are the most colorful of the three religions, as you can see from the picture.
      • Worshippers often add brightly colored flowers and streamers to decorate the temple.
      • Taoism is deeply superstitious and color is seen as bringing good luck, particularly red.
    • Churches and Cathedrals
    • St. John’s Cathedral
      • This beautiful Cathedral, built in the shape of a cross, is found in the Central district of Hong Kong Island on Garden Road, just down the hill from the Peak Tram station.
    • St. Johns cathedral history
      • Built in 1847, St. John's is a cathedral of the Anglican Communion.
      • It is dedicated to St. John the Evangelist.
      • During World War II the Japanese occupiers turned the cathedral into a social club for Japanese, but it reverted to its original role as a cathedral after the war.
    • St. Andrews church
      • An international evangelical church
      • Nathan road kowloon
      • The Church was built in 1905
      • It was also taken over by the japenese in WW2 but was used as a Shinto Shrine
    • Sources
      • http://www.stjohnscathedral.org.hk/home.html
      • http://gohongkong.about.com/od/whattoseeinhk/ss/TempleTourTinHa_2.htm
      • http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/judaism/worship/synagogue_1.shtml
      • http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/judaism/worship/synagogue_1.shtml
      • http://www.stjohnscathedral.org.hk/stjohns.html
      • http://gohongkong.about.com/od/whattoseeinhk/ss/TempleTourTinHa_6.htm
      • http://gohongkong.about.com/od/whattoseeinhk/ss/TempleTourTinHa_4.htm
      • http://www.standrews.org.hk/history.htm
      • http://www.ohelleah.org/