Shanghai Moore Memorial Church Filled with Christmas Decorations

By Ruth Wang, December 26, 2018 09:12 AM

Christmas decorations outside the walls of Shanghai Moore Memorial Church (

Shanghai Moore Memorial Church (

A Christmas tree stands inside the church.(

Four characters "Sheng Dan Kuai Le" (Merry Christmas) are put on the wall of the church.(

A clergy lighted candles. (

The choir sang hymns in the sanctuary. (

Performers presented the big red "cross".(

Since last Sunday, the liturgical calendar has entered the Christmas Week. 

Built in 1887, Shanghai Moore Memorial Church has been decorated with ornaments. 

Christmas wreaths have been put outside the windows and doors of the Gothic-style church. The main entrance has been adorned with four angels sounding trumpets and a tall Christmas tree has been erected. The four Chinese characters "Sheng Dan Kuai Le" (Merry Christmas) have been displayed at the side entrance. 

During the Christmas service that day, the clergy lit the last few candles symbolizing the beginning of Christmas. Later the choir sang hymns and dances and biblical plays were performed.  

- Translated by Karen Luo

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