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Holy Week in the Philippines

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

So as you may know holy week or as many may
know the lenten season in the Philippines
is kind of solemn and there are some traditions
that only filipinos can understand.

like the Penitensya in english Penance
it is a way of saying sorry for all your sins
and thanking God for the blessings you receive
well come friday i will hear the sound of bamboos
coming from the penitents striking their back until it bleeds.

another one is The Pagpapako or Crucifixion
it is a reenaction of the nailing of Jesus in the
cross with of course real nails,hammer and a big cross
They say it's their way of taking part in Jesus suffering

this things may sound absurd but this just show how strong
filipino faith.

Pictures? well i don't really take pictures of this kind but i think
simply typing the bold letter words i use would show lots of picture of this sacrifice.



Steward March 30, 2010 at 3:21 AM  

Nice article about holy week.



Thor April 3, 2010 at 3:22 AM  

Great observation but we don't have to do penance anymore if we study God's Word, the Bible. Jesus paid it all. Penance is never an indication of stronger faith.

Dan Mihaliak April 14, 2010 at 8:20 AM  

Really like your post about holy week. I wasn't there this year because I returned to the States in early March but it is one of my favorite times of the year in the Philippines. BTW thanks for adding my blog to your favorites I will do the same.

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