The traditional Korean New Year (Lunar New Year, Seolal) was celebrated this year on Saturday, January 28. In the morning, immediately after the Divine Liturgy, the standard memorial service was held for ancestors across the Parishes of the Metropolis. In his sermon, HE Ambrosios, Metropolitan of Korea emphasized the importance of the Memorial Service for the repose of the souls of the departed, and he also stated that it is an expression of gratitude of descendants to their ancestors. Then young children and the youth expressed their respect for their elders by holding the beautiful customary event of “Sebe”, in which the younger ones make prostrations to the elders and receive good wishes, advice and gifts.
On Sunday, February 5, the Parish Council of St. Nicholas organized a Seolal event, during which the traditional custom of “Sebe” was held and then the faithful, young and old, played the traditional game ” Yut Nori” which helped create a very warm and joyful atmosphere.
Photos from the Divine Liturgy here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskNUAced
Photos from the event here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskTSNLmL