The Black Nazarene, known to devotees in Spanish as Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno (Tagalog: Poóng Itím na Nazareno) is a life-sized, dark wooden sculpture of Jesus Christ carrying the cross, while representing his passion and suffering and is believed to be miraculous by many Filipino Catholics. It is one of the two statues of Christ brought from Mexico; the older and more popular copy belonging to the Recollects was destroyed in World War II during the Liberation of Manila. (via Wikipedia)
Every 9th of January the Feast of the Black Nazarene is celebrated. I don’t know why, but this event is one of the most awaited events of the Catholic devotees. Million gather to join the procession every year.
Here is the Schedule of Activities:
I will update this post once the route is release by the administration of Quiapo Church. Stay tuned!
photo via: GMA
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