Holy Redeemer Church in Philadelphia's Chinatown has been serving the local community for many decades. The inscription above the altar, Wan You Zhen Yuan, means "one true source." Many churches in China also have this inscription above their altars.


Multicolored poinsettias adorn the altar this Christmas season. Their colors are still vivid this morning as we prepare to take part in the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God mass.