San Guillermo Parish Church, Betis Church, photo shoot

Lenten Season is here… Cut the heavy music down and enjoy the silence…

San Guillermo Parish Church
San Guillermo Parish Church

Passion and Photography, in observance of the holy week. And yeah, we have 4 beautiful, interesting and historic churches on the list before witnessing the reenactment of Christ’s crucifiction to be held on Cutud.

Our First Stop: San Guillermo Parish Church

San Guillermo Parish Church
San Guillermo Parish Church

The bell tower of San Guillermo Parish Church.

San Guillermo Parish Church
San Guillermo Parish Church

San Guillermo Parish Church in Bacolor – is one of the oldest and largest churches in the Philippines. Only half of the original facade of the church can be seen today due to the eruption of Mount Pinatubo. This is also the location of the famous teleserye of Santino “May Bukas Pa”.

San Guillermo Parish Church
San Guillermo Parish Church

One of the coolest things about this church is that they have some sort of mini museum. Inside of it, you’ll find beautiful statues, saints and art gallery. So if you’re looking for a church with a lot to shoot from, count this one in.

San Guillermo Parish Church
San Guillermo Parish Church

Angels… Watching you, guarding you and protecting you. May not be visible, but he’s with you.
Another one of those beautiful statues you can find in this church, and yup, they have plenty of it.

Betis Church
Betis Church

After shooting from our 1st destination, we proceed to the next church on the list.
Next Stop: Guagua!
What’s in there? The second oldest church in Pampanga, the Betis Church, nicknamed as the Sistine Chapel of the Philippines.

Betis Church
Betis Church

The right side of the church… The bell tower and the light pole.

Betis Church
Betis Church

Here’s a unique, beautiful structure that will caught your attention in the front side of the church.

Betis Church
Betis Church

Betis Church – nicknamed the “Sistine chapel of the Philippines”. It is the second oldest church in Pampanga and one of the 26 churches declared by the National Museum as national cultural treasures.

Betis Church
Betis Church

Inside Betis Church. The altar is covered with yellow curtain coz it’s Good Friday.

Betis Church
Betis Church

A donation box with unique and interesting message. “Tulong para sa mga seminarista” – means help or donation for the seminarians.

Penitensya
Penitensya

While we were shooting inside the Betis Church, we’ve noticed a group of people doing their Penitensya outside. Considering this church as their next stop, they pause for a minute, kneel down and silently say their prayers. View the full post here.

Next stop: San Agustin Church, Sta Rita Church and Maleldo 2010

Thanks for dropping by to my Church Gallery! By the way, if you like this post, you can drop some comments and rate it. Just click those stars and gimme a holy yeah! \m/

See also:
Penitensya, Penance, Holy Week Tradition in the Philippines
San Guillermo Parish Church, Betis Church, photo shoot
San Agustin Church, Sta Rita Church, Maleldo 2010 photos
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Gears Used:
Canon EOS 1000D
Canon EF-S 18-55mm kit lens

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