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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Utmost For His Highest


These are members of the Aizu Mass Choir from Aizu Wakamatsu city (合図若松市), who were invited to express their love for Jesus at an ice candle ceremony commemorating the liberation of a place where untold numbers of Jews lost their lives - Auschwitz. The candle lighting, Jesus-loving event was held at the Auschwitz Peace Museum (アウシュビッツ平和博物館) in Fukushima Prefecture (I am not kidding)!!!

Yes, there is an Auschwitz museum in Japan and we blogged about this place here and about the ice candle ceremonies here (in 2010) and there (in 2011).

If you want to listen to their music, we have a video.




This is an Alphabe-Thursday entry (U is for utmost).

18 comments:

  1. Very good dynamic photo! The children are so happy, they really like to sing.

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  2. ABC Wednesday and Alphabe Thursday. Nice!

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  3. Stunning story!!
    It's amazing there is Auschwitz Peace Museum in Fukushima! Thoughtful, warm-hearted people!
    Ice candles are elegant and shimmering flames are graceful.
    Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Auschwitz is one of the biggest concentration camps during Nazi German invasion of other countries...there are always sad memories attached to it...it's a breather seeing that on your part of the world, a museum commemorates the nameless victims (not only Jews).

    Beautiful smiling faces...

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  5. Great sequence. I've been there and it is a most disturbing area. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  6. 日本にはアウシュビッツについて博物館があるんですか。
    ええ、たいへんビックリしました!
    私はクラクフに行ったことがあるけれど、アウシュビッツはまだです。

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  7. very interesting!! I looked back at your other posts, too!

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  8. That is awesome! And I love the joyful expressions on the children too!
    Thank you for sharing!

    Blessings & Aloha!

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  9. I had no idea, very nice and good to know.

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  10. You're right, I didn't know there is an Auschwitz Peace Museum in Japan. Only a few weeks ago, I found out Japanese internment camp survivors and Jewish concentration camp survivors sometimes get together to share stories.

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  11. I love the joy in those faces! Marvellous shot.

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  12. Those children look so happy to be singing! The director looks pretty happy, too!

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  13. What sweet little faces! They look happy and excited....

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  14. That's interesting! We've been to the actual Auschwitz-Birkenau camps. They are devastating places to visit. I took dozens of photographs, but they are too sad to post, I think.

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  15. I love these sweet faces raised in pure joy. Is there anything more profound than singing with hope against such horror?

    That candles flickering against the snow feel so poignant, too.

    I find such humble meaning in the flames flickering bravely against the elements.

    Thank you for this post.

    It really touched my heart.

    A+

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  16. This is absolutely fascinating! Thank you for sharing!

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