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Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre

 

 

Our Story

Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre was founded in 1930 by the Norwegian missionary Karl Ludvig Reichelt (1877-1952). Reichelt was sent to Hunan Province in China in 1904. There he gradually developed an idea to share the gospel with Buddhists. In 1922, he established Jing Fong Shan in Nanjing. In 1930, due to the chaos of the Chinese civil war, Reichelt moved his work to Shatin, Hong Kong, and asked a Danish architect, Johannes Prip-Moller to design the buildings. On 13 March 1952, Reichelt died and was buried at the Tao Fong Shan cemetery.

 
Our Name

Tao means "the Way," or as it is used in the Chinese translation of the Bible, "the Logos," referring to Christ. Fong translates as "Wind," or the Holy Spirit. Combined with Shan, mountain, Tao Fong Shan can be translated as "The Mountain of the Christ Wind."

 
Our Visions

To foster and develop contextual Christian spirituality, art, and liturgy, and encourage interfaith and cultural exchange and dialogue.

 
Our Goals
Spirituality and Retreat :

To foster Chinese Christian spirituality by providing formation program in spiritual direction to ministers and church workers; offering public lectures, seminars and directed retreats.

Art and Gospel :

To promote Chinese Christian art culture by facilitating expressions of Christian faith in local art forms; and by organizing and participating in art programs.

Bridge and Dialogue :

To serve as a bridge between the East and West, between Church communities and religious traditions by organizing and participating in related activities, seminars, and trainings.

   
Lotus Cross

In China, lotus symbolizes the principle of ¡§attaining a high moral standard even one is in difficult situation¡¨ and/or ¡§attaining pure enlightenment¡¨. Many people hope to actualize it in their lives, but we more or less fail to do so. But living in the love of Jesus, taking the cross to follow Him, we are able to live up to the holy sincerity and clarity.