This year, the head temple of the Jogye Order, in Seoul, put three Christmas tree lanterns by the street in front of the main gate into the temple.
It’s a nice display of the friendship maintained between Jogye and the Catholic Church in Korea.
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3 thoughts on “Sunday Photo; Christmas tree lantern at Jogye Temple”
That’s brilliant! Thank you! Do you have any more shots of the trees on your photo site? I looked but can’t find them!
All the best and thanks again – and Happy New Year!
Edit: Just found them! Here!
Ah, you found them!
Actually, while I was there, there were a few men working and I thought they were taking them down so i didn’t go back later, but as I passed on the bus ride home, I saw they were all lit up! When I go back to Seoul, I’ll see if they’re still there so i can get some better shots…
“I was happy to see a Christmas tree erected on the ground of Jokyesa Temple on the news. We see an increasing tension among different religions these days. I hope the rest of the society will understand the message you are trying to convey.”
– Cho Kyu Hwan, director of Eunpyeong House of Angels, a child care facility operated by the Protestant church, to Jogye Order President Ven. Jaseung during his recent visit.