Honpa Hongwanji Presents Tribute Videos at Noon on Wednesdays
Join us to honor “Health Care Treasures” and Essential Workers
Original article for the May 6 video premiere:
The Hawaii Hongwanji Mission has developed a program for our sangha to express their gratitude to all essential workers and especially the front-line medical professionals serving the public during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Each Wednesday at 12 noon, a “Mahalo” video will be premiered on the HHMH YouTube channel for viewing by our members, friends and community to remind us to stop for a moment and think of these self-less beings that courageously face higher risk of infection than those taking refuge at home. The temple bell will be symbolically rung (until the lockdown rules are relaxed to allow us to really ring the temple bells again).
The 8-minute video features kansho bell ringing, introductions by Bishop Matsumoto and Rev. Bert Sumikawa, a photo collage accompanied by the Choralfest choir singing, “Because You Are There,” and a closing message by Rev. Sol Kalu. New photos will be shown each week and a “Health Care Treasure of the Week” will be honored. Each week’s video will remain in the YouTube library for viewing at a later time.
So mark your calendars to take 10 minutes and say “Thank you” to the so many others who support our life, health, and safety.
Namo Amida Butsu!