Sunday, 23 June 2013

Bisita Iglesia 2013

I know its kinda late for this one but this year's Bisita Iglesia is a bit special to me since I'm doing it alone this time, so without further ado here is  the list of the 7 churches I visited.

1st Stop: San Roque Cathedral

The cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalookan, and is located near the intersection of 10th Avenue and A. Mabini Street, in Caloocan City, Philippines. The church is beside La Consolacion College, and in the far front of the church is the City Hall of Caloocan.

2nd Stop: Saint Joseph De Gagalangin

 Located at 2683 Juan Luna St. Gagalangin, Tondo, Manila.

3rd Stop: Sto. Niño de Tondo Parish

It is located in Tondo, Manila, Philippines. The feast of Sto. Niño of Tondo is celebrated every third week of January. Many people come to participate in the fluvial procession, because back then the terrain of Tondo was consisted of waterways and tributaries which were connected to Manila Bay,a possible reason why the current church was made up of stone. It was built on elevated ground to prevent sea waters from inundating the church.


4th Stop:  Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz and  Our Lady of the Most holy Rosary Parish.

Binondo Church

The original building was destroyed in 1762 by British bombardment. A new granite church was completed on the same site in 1852 however it was greatly damaged during the Second World War, with only the western facade and the octagonal bell tower surviving.

 5th Stop: Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Concepcion (Manila Cathedral)

Located in the Intramuros district of Manila, it was originally a parish church owned and governed by the diocese of Mexico in 1571, until it became a separate diocese on February 6, 1579 upon the issuance of a Papal bull Illius Fulti Praesido by Pope Gregory XIII.

The cathedral was damaged and destroyed several times since the original cathedral was built in 1581. The eighth and current incarnation of the cathedral was completed in 1958.


The Interior of the Manila Cathedral is under construction since February 2012 so the people in charge of the cathedral erected several crosses around the premises where you can continue the station of the cross.

So moving on.....

While walking towards San Agustin Church
Teka nasa Divisoria ba ako?
6th Stop: San Agustin Church.

The present structure is actually the third Augustinian church erected on the site. The first San Agustin Church was the first religious structure constructed by the Spaniards on the island of Luzon. Made of bamboo and nipa, it was completed in 1571, but destroyed by fire in December, 1574 during the attempted invasion of Manila by the forces of Limahong. A second church made of wood was constructed on the site. This was destroyed in February 1583, in a fire that started when a candle set ablaze the drapes of the funeral bier during the interment of the Spanish Governor-General Gonzalo Ronquillo de Peñalosa.

In 1993, San Agustin Church was one of four Philippine churches constructed during the Spanish colonial period to be designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, under the collective title Baroque Churches of the Philippines. It was named a National Historical Landmark by the Philippine government in 1976

Going inside.

Inside the Church
Last but not the least.

7th Stop: Minor Balisica of the Black Nazarene (Quiapo Church)

The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, also known as Saint John the Baptist Parish and informally known as Quiapo Church is a prominent Roman Catholic church Latin-rite Basilica located in the District of Quiapo, Manila, Philippines. The church is reputedly famous for enshrining the Black Nazarene, a dark statue of Jesus Christ which many faithful claim to have miraculous powers. The parish belongs to the Archdiocese of Manila and is currently rectored by Rev. Msgr. Jose Clemente Ignacio.

Sorry, I don't have any pictures of my visit too scared to take pictures mahirap nang ma-holdup.

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