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E:\ict 3 places of worship.ppt

  1. 1. Synagogues By Zak Bermon
  2. 2. Old Ohel Synagogue <ul><li>Old Ohel Synagogue </li></ul><ul><li>Built in 1902 </li></ul><ul><li>An Orthodox Community in Hong Kong. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the “crown jewel of Asian Jewry” </li></ul>
  3. 3. The synagogue <ul><li>The synagogue is the Jewish place of worship, </li></ul><ul><li>also used as a place to study, and often as a community centre as well. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Synagogue services <ul><li>Unlike a priest A rabbi, a cantor or a member of the congregation can lead synagogue services. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Temples
  6. 6. Tin hau temple <ul><li>The Tin Hau Temple in Causeway Bay </li></ul><ul><li>Tin Hau, gets it’s name from the sea goddess. </li></ul><ul><li>over 200 years old </li></ul><ul><li>A pair of fiery dragons stand guard at the entrance to ward of evil spirits. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Meeting places <ul><li>Temples are far more easy-going places than churches in the west. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Taoist temples <ul><li>Taoist temples are the most colorful of the three religions, as you can see from the picture. </li></ul><ul><li>Worshippers often add brightly colored flowers and streamers to decorate the temple. </li></ul><ul><li>Taoism is deeply superstitious and color is seen as bringing good luck, particularly red. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Churches and Cathedrals
  10. 10. St. John’s Cathedral <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  11. 11. St. Johns cathedral history <ul><li>Built in 1847, St. John's is a cathedral of the Anglican Communion. </li></ul><ul><li>It is dedicated to St. John the Evangelist. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  12. 12. St. Andrews church <ul><li>An international evangelical church </li></ul><ul><li>Nathan road kowloon </li></ul><ul><li>The Church was built in 1905 </li></ul><ul><li>It was also taken over by the japenese in WW2 but was used as a Shinto Shrine </li></ul>
  13. 13. Sources <ul><li>http://www.stjohnscathedral.org.hk/home.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://gohongkong.about.com/od/whattoseeinhk/ss/TempleTourTinHa_2.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/judaism/worship/synagogue_1.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/judaism/worship/synagogue_1.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.stjohnscathedral.org.hk/stjohns.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://gohongkong.about.com/od/whattoseeinhk/ss/TempleTourTinHa_6.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://gohongkong.about.com/od/whattoseeinhk/ss/TempleTourTinHa_4.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.standrews.org.hk/history.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ohelleah.org/ </li></ul>

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