Lenten Season is here… Cut the heavy music down and enjoy the silence…
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
The bell tower of 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”.
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.
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.
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.
The right side of the church… The bell tower and the light pole.
Here’s a unique, beautiful structure that will caught your attention in the front side of the 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.
Inside Betis Church. The altar is covered with yellow curtain coz it’s Good Friday.
A donation box with unique and interesting message. “Tulong para sa mga seminarista” – means help or donation for the seminarians.
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.
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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
Canon EOS 1000D
Canon EF-S 18-55mm kit lens