JW💓QQ - The Family Ancestor Honoring

Ching Jin Wei
💓❤️Shevin Teoh Qingqi
The family ancestor honoring at Shevin's home on 14.11.2016.

Asian Wedding Tradition: Honoring the Ancestors
In many Asian cultures, especially in Vietnamese and Chinese families, the ancestors hold a very special place in the home. There you’ll find a small altar where pictures of grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, siblings, and extended family who have died are displayed, incense is burned, and gifts, such as fruits, are given in remembrance of these loved ones.

Although Asian wedding tradition developed from Buddhist roots, many Asian Catholic parishes have incorporated the custom since it complements the Catholic tradition of honoring the saints and ancestors in faith. Catholic understanding of this tradition is very different, however, from the Buddhist belief of reincarnation or from an animistic view of the world - where the dead continue their existence among the living as ghosts and spirits, needing to be appeased and consulted before every major decision. Catholics believe that with death, “life is changed, not ended,” as profess at funerals.
The family ancestor prayer table was well setup by Shevin's parents.

Shevin and Jin Wei placing "joss stick" at the table.

14.11.2016 - The wedding couple and their families honor the ancestors by standing before a small table where photos or a list of the names of the ancestors are displayed. There they offer burning incense, bowls of fruit, flowers, and other gifts, bowing several times before the altar to the ancestors. In some Catholic churches, relics of the saints are also placed on the altar to the ancestors.

The family ancestor honoring at Shevin's home.

The family ancestor honoring in Sitiawan on 17.11.2016.
The family ancestor honoring in Sitiawan on 17.11.2016.

Ching Jin Wei's grandparents, the late Ching Chee Ming and late Toh Poh Im.

The late Ching Chee Ming and late Toh Poh Im.


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1.1 - The Wedding (JW💓QQ)
1.2 - The Betrothal Gifts 娉礼
1.3 - The Family Ancestor Honoring
1.4 - The Pre-wedding Photo-shoot
1.5 - The Wedding Eve in Penang
2.1 - The morning photo-shoot for bride and groom
2.2 - The Groom meets the Bride at Suffolk House
2.3 - The R.O.M at Suffolk House, Penang
2.4 - The Tea Ceremony at Suffolk House
2.5 - The Luncheon at Suffolk House
Video: Garden Wedding at Suffolk House
3.1 - The Lights of Light Grand Ballroom
3.2 - The Tea Ceremony at The Light Hotel
3.3 - The Wedding Dinner at The Light Hotel


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