A Branch of Wat Mahathat in Bangkok, Thailand
Sunday 22 October 2017
Morning 10 am
Robe Offering 13.30
HM Late King Rama Ninth
Cremation Ceremony 15.00
Cremation Ceremony for King Rama the Ninth
Wat Mahathat Temple, Kings Bromley is organising a Royal Robe Offering Ceremony on Sunday 22 October 2017 from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
to mark the Cremation of our late King Bhumibol Adulyadej
As you may know, His Majesty King Bhumipol (King Rama the Ninth) was the Thai nation’s beloved King. He passed away on 13 October 2016. His body has been kept for the people to pay their respects in the Grand Palace, Bangkok for a year. It is time for the Cremation Ceremony, which will take place in Thailand on 26 October 2017.
Wat Mahathat Temple, Kings Bromley has been offered Royal Robes continuously since 2007 and the Royal Robes will again be brought this year from the Palace on Sunday, 22 October 2017.
The Cremation Ceremony of our beloved King Rama the Ninth will be marked throughout Thailand, as well as at Thai community temples around the world. The Temple Committee have resolved to hold our Royal Robe ceremony and the Cremation Flower Offering for His Late Majesty on the same day, Sunday 22 October 2017.
Accordingly, I would like to invite you to participate in this ceremony to mark the Cremation of His Late Majesty at 2.00 pm. The day will, however, run from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm.
It would be appreciated if you wear black to show respect for His Late Majesty.
The programme for the day is as follows:
Sunday, 22 October 2017
10.00 Assemble Chanting Dana (Donation) Offering to the monks to support the Temple Lunch for the monks
13.30 The Kathina Royal Robe offering
15.00 His Late Majesty King Rama the Ninth’s Cremation Ceremony Lighting of the candle Requesting of the Precepts
The English Chanting Group will offer Chanting to the Late King Rama the Ninth
Offering to the Monks
All monks lay a flower
Representatives lay a flower
You are welcome to join us, and are invited to wear black or official uniform as appropriate at a funeral.
Thai food and drink will be on sale at stalls throughout the day.
6AM - 7AM or 6PM - 7PM
Chanting - both participate and participation welcome
Private Appointments with head monk available on request
THURSDAY 7 PM -9 PM
Personal Meditation experience discussion
Daily: Tea and coffee making facilities available at all times in our communal kitchen area for people to get to know each other, feel comfortable and make new friends. Come in, grab yourself a drink and chat to our friendly Thai Monks and the rest of our welcoming network of friends.
Driver - for driving monks around for community need
English Teacher and Activities Organiser
Take monks to learn about Culture and Integrate English Language
Food and accommodation are provided
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