The Korean daily media headlines and humor
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Here are The Korea Post notice, humor from a Korean business daily and a roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media this morning:
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Invitation to the Grand Memorial Prayer Service for the Victims of the Korean War at Jogye Temple Seoul
I am pleased to inform Your Excellency that Venerable Jaseung, the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the World Peace Grand Prayer Service for the Victims of the Korean War, cordially invites Your Excellency and Madam, to the above Grand Memorial and Grand Parayer Meeting at the Grand Head Temple of the Korean Buddhist Jogye Order at Gyeonji-dong, Seoul on at 10 a.m. Sunday May 17, 2015.
I am very apologetic about the very short notice. However, I believe that it is a very important meeting in that it is also a memorial service for the victims of all the countries that took part in the Korean War, especially the 16 member nations of the United Nations Forces.
Famed Buddhist leaders of many different countries are attending the Memorial and Prayer Service as well as noted personalities of the government and all other segments of Korean society and the world.
The Grand Buddhist Service is also in marking the 70th anniversary of Korea’s Liberation on August 15, 1945.
Time/date: 10 a.m. Sunday 17 May 2015
Place: The Grand Head Temple of the Korean Buddhist Jogye Order at Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul (see attached location map)
Schedule of the day is as follows:
1000 hours, 17 May 2015: Meet at the Grand Head Temple of the Korean Buddhist Jogye Order in Jongno, Seoul (see map)
1030-1130 hours: Memorial prayer service for the victims of all the countries during the Korean War, including North Korean soldiers
1130-1300 hours: Buddhist Luncheon hosted by Venerable Jaseung, Chairman of the Organizing Committee.
1300-1600 hours: Tour of the Grand Head Temple of the Korean Buddhist Jogye Order
(A slight change could occur to the schedule depending on the traffic situation of the day.)
Very Respectfully Yours
We will attend______, I alone will_____, Cell phone of secretary or driver___________________. Regrets:_______.
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