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Marinduque’s Moriones Festival
Highlights the Story of Lent

ONGOING in the Southern Tagalog province of Marinduque is the world-renowned Moriones Festival. The crowd-drawer every Holy Week, Moriones Festival tells the story of Lent, as it traces the story of Longinus, the Roman soldier who’s blind on one eye. … Continue reading

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Churches to Visit for Lent 2017:
Lucban Church in Quezon

IT’S a church that a lot of people get to visit when the town of Lucban in Quezon Province celebrates its annual Pahiyas Festival on May 15. The annual crowd-drawer takes place in the vicinity of Lucban Church, which is … Continue reading

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Churches to Visit for Lent 2017:
Cathedral of Vigan in Ilocos Sur

AN imposing structure right in the center of the plaza of heritage city Vigan in Ilocos Sur, the Cathedral of Vigan is difficult not to notice. Built in 1641, this church became a cathedral when the Diocese or See of … Continue reading

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Churches to Visit for Lent 2017:
The National Shrine
of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage

ONE of the most well-known pilgrimage churches in the Philippines is Antipolo Church, whose full name is the National Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage. A lot of Filipino devotees head for this church for the Visita … Continue reading

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Churches to Visit for Lent 2017:
Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan

EVERY Holy Week, specifically on Holy Thursday, predominantly Catholic Filipinos go on a Visita Iglesia, which in layman’s terms translates to visits to seven churches in one day. It’s a tradition that devout Catholics observe as part of the Lenten … Continue reading

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