The massacre of democracy activists and participants in the mass demonstrations in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, will be observed worldwide on the anniversary, June 4.
Also on this important day, this year the Feast of Pentecost is celebrated by Western Christians (Catholics and liturgy-attendant Protestants) fifty days after Easter by our liturgical calendar. Christians of the Eastern Rites (Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, etc) celebrate 50 days after their observances of Pascha (Easter) which occurs on a different, later date. I'll have to look that one up.
At the same time, refWrite requests all Christians in their prayers individualy, in the family, and in the Pentecost celebrations at church - please, include the rememberance of those killed in Tiananmen Square. Please pray for the coming of democracy to that great country of China, for the freedom of the religion for Christians, Buddhists, Taoists, Falun Gong practioners, the Muslim Uighers in East Turkestan, all the peaceful religions, and for the spread of the Gospel that many may come to know Christ, as on the original day of Pentecoast and its aftermath. (See refWrite page 2 for more on Pentecost observance.) - Politicarp