Saint George Romanian Orthodox Parish in Tokyo has announced a drawing competition for children entitled ‘100 years in colours and in the soul’ to mark the 1918 Great Union Centennial.
Children are invited to showcase their talent and creativity through drawing and painting. Their works have to be related to the Great Union of Romania that took place in 1918.
The young artists are expected to submit their works by November 18.
The works will be exhibited at the Romanian Orthodox Church on November 25, when a festive Divine Liturgy will be celebrated and the best paintings will be awarded.
This competition is part of a program of events dedicated to the 1918 Great Union Centennial including several other cultural and religious manifestations.
According to the Parish website, on October 21, a documentary on Romania’s Great Union will be screened.
The video aims to inspire the children participating in the drawing competition.
On December 2, 2018, the day after Romania’s National Day and the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Great Union, the parish’s choir will perform during a concert of patriotic songs that will be held after a Te Deum service.
‘The same day, after the patriotic song concert, all those present, wearing national costumes and carrying Romania’s national flag, are invited to march 100 steps towards our area’s centre – Kunitachi station – marking the 100 years,’ rector Rev. Daniel Coriu reported.
The Romanian Orthodox Parish of Saint George the Trophy-bearer in Tokyo celebrated its 10th anniversary this year.
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