Photos of Churches Across China Honoring Elderly on Double Ninth Festival

Gospel Church in Liaozhong District hosted a collective birthday party for the elderly to mark the Double Ninth Festival in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, on October 22, 2023.
1/15Gospel Church in Liaozhong District hosted a collective birthday party for the elderly to mark the Double Ninth Festival in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, on October 22, 2023.
Gospel Church in Liaozhong District conducted activities and a collective birthday party for the elderly to mark the Double Ninth Festival in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, on October 22, 2023.
2/15Gospel Church in Liaozhong District conducted activities and a collective birthday party for the elderly to mark the Double Ninth Festival in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, on October 22, 2023.
Apostle Church held a birthday celebration for the elderly in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, on October 19, 2023.
3/15Apostle Church held a birthday celebration for the elderly in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, on October 19, 2023.
Apostle Church held a birthday celebration for the elderly in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, on October 19, 2023.
4/15Apostle Church held a birthday celebration for the elderly in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, on October 19, 2023.
A grassroots church distributed gifts for the local elderly to celebrate the Double Ninth Festival in Cao County, Heze City, Shandong Province, on October 22, 2023.
5/15A grassroots church distributed gifts for the local elderly to celebrate the Double Ninth Festival in Cao County, Heze City, Shandong Province, on October 22, 2023.
A grassroot church paid a visit to the local elderly to celebrate the Double Ninth Festival in Cao County, Heze City, Shandong Province, on October 22, 2023.
6/15A grassroot church paid a visit to the local elderly to celebrate the Double Ninth Festival in Cao County, Heze City, Shandong Province, on October 22, 2023.
Jiangsu Road Church in Qingdao City, Shandong Province, held a themed worship service to mark the Double Ninth Festival, on October 22, 2023.
7/15Jiangsu Road Church in Qingdao City, Shandong Province, held a themed worship service to mark the Double Ninth Festival, on October 22, 2023.
Chengxi Meeting Point in Yueyang City, Hunan Province, hosted a worship service to celebrate the Double Ninth Festival on October 22, 2023.
8/15Chengxi Meeting Point in Yueyang City, Hunan Province, hosted a worship service to celebrate the Double Ninth Festival on October 22, 2023.
A picture of the dance team performing “Wait for the Lord” was taken at Trinity International Church in Kunming City, Yunnan Province during the Double Ninth Festival which falss on October 23, 2023
9/15A picture of the dance team performing “Wait for the Lord” was taken at Trinity International Church in Kunming City, Yunnan Province during the Double Ninth Festival which falss on October 23, 2023
Church staff distributed gifts to the elder believers at Trinity International Church in Kunming City, Yunnan Province, on Double Ninth Festival, October 23, 2023
10/15Church staff distributed gifts to the elder believers at Trinity International Church in Kunming City, Yunnan Province, on Double Ninth Festival, October 23, 2023
The elder believers were happy to receive presents after the worship service at Huai'an Church on the occasion of the Double Ninth Festival in Huai‘an City, Jiangsu Province, on October 22, 2023.
11/15The elder believers were happy to receive presents after the worship service at Huai'an Church on the occasion of the Double Ninth Festival in Huai‘an City, Jiangsu Province, on October 22, 2023.
The Choir of Datun Church performed an instrument ensemble to celebrate the Double Ninth Festival at Eryijiu Park in Anshan City, Liaoning Province, on October 23, 2023.
12/15The Choir of Datun Church performed an instrument ensemble to celebrate the Double Ninth Festival at Eryijiu Park in Anshan City, Liaoning Province, on October 23, 2023.
The Choir of Datun Church performed an instrument ensemble to celebrate the Double Ninth Festival at Eryijiu Park in Anshan City, Liaoning Province, on October 23, 2023.
13/15The Choir of Datun Church performed an instrument ensemble to celebrate the Double Ninth Festival at Eryijiu Park in Anshan City, Liaoning Province, on October 23, 2023.
The Reed's Home held elderly-respecting activities to celebrate the Double Ninth Festival in Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu Province, on October 20, 2023.
14/15The Reed's Home held elderly-respecting activities to celebrate the Double Ninth Festival in Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu Province, on October 20, 2023.
The Reed's Home held elderly-respecting activities to celebrate the Double Ninth Festival in Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu Province, on October 20, 2023.
15/15The Reed's Home held elderly-respecting activities to celebrate the Double Ninth Festival in Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu Province, on October 20, 2023.
By Serena TseOctober 31st, 2023

Churches in China conducted a series of activities and themed worship services for the elderly to mark the Double Ninth Festival which falls on October 23 this year.

Known as Chongyang Festival, the Double Ninth Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated on the 9th day of the 9th lunar month. Referred to as the Senior Citizens' Day, it is a day to show appreciation for the elderly and enjoy the beauty of the season by climbing the mountains.

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