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Monday, April 10, 2017

Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air) holds fifth collective ordination and novitiation ceremony


The ordination ceremony of families of Office of Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air) in progress.

Nay Pyi Taw April 11

Families of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air) held the fifth collective ordination and novitiation ceremony in Anawrahta Hall of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) this morning attended by members of the Sangha led by Presiding Patron Sayadaw of Maha Wizitayon Monastery of Mandalay Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru Agga Maha Pandita Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotikadhaja Bhaddanta Vicarindabhivamsa.

Present on the occasion were Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander- in-Chief (Army) Vice- Senior General Soe Win and wife Daw Than Than Nwe, Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe and wife, Union Minister for Defence Lt-Gen Sein Win and wife, Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Ye Aung and wife, Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Mya Tun Oo and wife, Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Tin Aung San and wife,  Commanderin- Chief (Air) General Khin Aung Myint and wife, senior military officers of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) and their wives, the commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command and wife, and officers, other ranks and families of offices and departments of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air).

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and congregation take Metta Sutta delivered by members of the Sangha.

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and Vice-Senior General Soe Win offer meals to members of the Sangha

Vice-Senior General Soe Win and wife Daw Than Than Nwe offer alms to a member of the Sangha.

Frist, the congregation led by the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services donated offertories to 18 monks led by Mandalay Maha Wizitayon Monastery Presiding Patron Sayadaw Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru Agga Maha Pandita Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotikadhaja Bhaddanta Vicarindabhivamsa, 247 temporary monks and 39 novices at the facade of the Office of the Commander-in- Chief (Army). Afterwards, the Senior General offered flowers, water and oil lights to the Buddha image in Anawrahta Hall.

After that, the Senior General and the congregation offered day meal to the monks and novices.

Afterwards, 18 monks led by the Maha Wizitayon Monastery Monastery Sayadaw Bhaddanta Vicarindabhivamsa of Mandalay attended the 5th collective ordination and novitiation ceremony of the families of the Office of the Commanderin- Chief (Army, Navy and Air). At the ceremony, the congregation led by the Senior General took Nine Precepts from Maha Ganthavacaka Pandita Bhaddanta Vilasa, who won Sasanadhaja Dhammacariya, of KanU Monastery in Zeyathiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw. Then, members of the Sangha recited Metta Sutta for the congregation. Next, the Senior General donated offertories to Maha Wizitayon Sayadaw.

Afterwards, Vice-Senior General Soe Win and wife Daw Than Than Nwe offered alms to Presiding Patron of Mingalazeyon Pali Tekkatho Monastery from Pyinmana, Nay Pyi Taw, Agga Maha  Pandita Bhaddanta Vimalabuddhi. 

Next, Union ministers and senior military officers from the Office of the Commanderin- Chief donated offertories to members of the Sangha. 

After that, the Senior General and congregation took Anumodana Desana from the Sayadaw of Mingalazeyon Pali Tekkatho Monastery and shared merits gained for meritorious deeds before successfully ending the ceremony. 

After the ceremony, the Senior General performed the rituals of golden and silver showers in commemoration of the successful completion of the 5th collective ordination and novitiation ceremony of the families of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air).

At the ceremony, a total of 286 monk-to-be and noviceto- be were conveyed round the family housings from Nawade Hall in the compound of the Office of the Commander-in- Chief (Army, Navy and Air) by car on 9 April morning. Then, they were sent to Upatasanti Pagoda and went round there three times clockwise on a grand scale.

Next, monks-to-be and novices-to-be were sent to KanU Monastery, Mingalazeyon Pali Tekkatho Monastery and Yadanasan Pariyatti Monastery. They were initiated into the novicehood and monkhood under the religious processes.

The Myawady Daily 

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