Crown of Thorns' Church

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Crown of Thorns' Church
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Denomination Anglican Communion
Churchmanship Anglicanism
Website http://www.skhthorns.org/
Administration
Diocese Western Kowloon
Province Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui
Clergy
Vicar(s) Jonathan Chee
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Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School

Crown of Thorns' Church (Chinese: 荊冕堂), located at 67 Texaco Road, is an Anglican church in Hong Kong. It forms a parish in the Diocese of Western Kowloon under Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui. The vicar of the parish is Jonathan Chee, who is also the current General Secretary of the Diocese of Western Kowloon.

Crown of Thorns[edit]

In Christianity, the Crown of Thorns, one of the instruments of the Passion, was the woven chaplet of thorn branches worn by Jesus before his crucifixion. It is mentioned in the Gospels of Matthew (27:29), Mark (15:17), and John (19:2, 5) and is often alluded to by the early Christian Fathers, such as Clement of Alexandria, Origen, and others.

John the Evangelist describes it thus (KJV, ch. 19):

History[edit]

The Church was found in 1965.[1] The first vicar was Peter Kwong, the former Archbishop of Hong Kong.[1]

Educational institutions served by the Church[edit]

  • SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School
  • SKH Chu Oi Primary School
  • SKH Chu Yan Primary School
  • SKH Ho Chak Wan Primary School
  • SKH Tsing Yi Chu Yan Primary School
  • SKH Tsing Yi Estate Ho Chak Wan Primary School
  • SKH Yan Laap Memorial Primary School
  • SKH Yan Laap Primary School

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 40th anniversary magazine

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°22′5.17″N 114°7′21.52″E / 22.3681028°N 114.1226444°E / 22.3681028; 114.1226444