Chinese Christian political figure, democracy freedom-fighter Szeto Wah, 79, died in Hong Kong on January 2, 1011. His funeral service on his funeral day will be conducted in the Christian way on Saturday, January 29, at St. Andrew’s Church and broadcast live.
According to AM730, Rev. Zhu Yaoming, the appointed convener of the funeral committee, said that Wah has reiterated many times that from where he was baptized will be where he should be laid to rest. A private Requiem will be held at Tsim Sha Tsui Baptist Church, where he was baptized, on the night of January 28. Only his relatives, friends, colleagues in education field, and friends who fought together with him for democracy are invited.
Part of the funeral service procedure includes a choir devotion of Wah’s favorite song, the hymn “The Lord’s Prayer”, after the church bell rings and the leading pastor guide the coffin bearer into the chapel. This hymn is the Lord Jesus’ teaching on prayers, which include a verse “your kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.” In Wah’s life, he has fought and hoped for God’s righteous kingdom to come, and he has won the public’s respect for his lifelong devotion.
Zhu said that Wah’s will is to decorate his altar of mourning with lilies and with the phrase “The Lord Gives Me Strength.”
Furthermore, the committee is planning to hold a public memorial service on February 27th.
Public memorial services will be held in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, according to Singtao Daily Canada.