500 Adults honoured as Wong Tai Sin's godchildren

About 500 adults from Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and China became Wong Tai Sin's godchildren at a Taoist ceremony on Monday. It was the first time that the 90-minute ceremony has been held for adults aged between 17 and 60 at Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, following last year's launch for children.
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 The worshippers first lit incense for Wong Tai Sin, knelt down and bowed, while singing Taoist passages, despite the heat. The abbot of Sik Sik Yuen, Lee Yiu-fai, far left, called out the names one by one, hoping Wong Tai Sin would bless the worshippers and take them as his children. Each was given a certificate and a jade bottle gourd, also known as Wu Lou reports thestandard
Singaporean flight attendant Por Seng Leong, 32, left, said he has been a Taoist since he was a child but his parents did not support his going to the Hong Kong ceremony. "They said I am too superstitious," said Por. "But I call it being devoted. I want to feel closer to God and hope to be a better person by being Wong Tai Sin's godchild."
Famous monk Wong Tai Sin (also known as Huang Chu-ping) was born in the fourth century and became a deity at Heng Shan (Red Pine Hill) in China.


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