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Traditional “Simbang Gabi” Begins in Tokyo

Fr. Louie Luyun, SVD, delivers a meaningful homily to the community and quotes Saint Teresa of Calcutta’s prayer. (Photo credit: Ms. MJ Duran-Mortel)

Fr. Louie Luyun, SVD, delivers a meaningful homily to the community and quotes Saint Teresa of Calcutta’s prayer. (Photo credit: Ms. MJ Duran-Mortel)

To usher in the Christmas season, the Philippine Embassy Tokyo hosted the first of the traditional “Simbang Gabi” on Thursday, 15 December 2016, 7:00 PM at the St. Anselm’s Catholic Meguro Church. Fr. Louie Luyun, SVD, celebrated the mass and the FilCom Chorale led the community in singing advent liturgical songs.

Charge d’Affaires, a.i. Eduardo Martin R. Meñez and Madame Marissa V. Meñez and the rest of the Philippine Embassy shared a simple salu-salo of Filipino snacks with the Filipino community after the mass. END

Fr. Louie Luyun SVD celebrated mass in Meguro Church for the first time while CDA and Mme. Meñez attended their first Simbang Gabi in Tokyo, Japan since their arrival in November 2016. (Photo credit: Ms. MJ Duran-Mortel)

Fr. Louie Luyun SVD celebrated mass in Meguro Church for the first time while CDA and Mme. Meñez attended their first Simbang Gabi in Tokyo, Japan since their arrival in November 2016. (Photo credit: Ms. MJ Duran-Mortel)

 

 

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