Tag: Qingming Festival

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The Light of the Bible

My Reflection on the Influence of the Bible on China

A group of devout Christians, who lived out the Bible's teachings, made its words come alive—tangible, and visible. As I was influenced by them, I began to experience joy, gradually transforming from a person prone to anxiety and worry to one filled with hope.

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Observing Qingming during the Coronavirus Crisis

On April 6, China celebrated the Qingming holiday. Normally a time when many Chinese visit the graves of their ancestors., how have Chinese Christians celebrated Qingming this year?

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Easter—the Way Out from Qingming

The Qingming Festival leaves observers with death; Easter opens the way for life through the work of Jesus Christ.

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Beijing Christians Celebrate Qingming Festival

This year April 5 was an interesting day for Christians in China as Easter coincided with Qingming Festival (grave sweeping). On the day they celebrated the empty tomb they were also expected to tend to the tombs of their ancestors. In some cases, the ancestors were themselves Christians, so ceremonies and services are conducted at Christian cemeteries.