Lucban Historical Church and Grotto snapshots, photos

Just when you thought that Pahiyas fest is over? Well, it’s not. To tell you the truth, your brain cells got ripped! \m/

Nah, just kidding! Hehehe! Lets just say that this is my closure of my Triple Threat Pahiyas Festival post. And yeah, festival ain’t a festival if there’s no saints and churches.

Lucban Historical Church and Grotto
Lucban Historical Church and Grotto

You’ve seen the Artistic Decors, Portraits, and uniquely designed Colorful Houses, now i present to you the Churches of Lucban. Let’s complete the missing piece of the set as I show you the Holy Spots of Lucban. Ladies and Gents, Welcome to the Church and Grotto of Lucban.

Lucban Historical Church and Grotto
Lucban Historical Church and Grotto

Let’s focus first on the church where Pahiyas Festival is celebrated and where San Isidro Labrador is stationed.

Lucban Historical Church and Grotto
Lucban Historical Church and Grotto

According to the writings on the wall, the Church of Lucban was built in 1595 and ruined in 1629. The second church was constructed between 1630 and 1640, but was seriously damaged by fire in 1733. The present church was completed in 1738 and the convent in 1743.

Lucban Historical Church and Grotto
Lucban Historical Church and Grotto

Walls of Lucban Church…
One of the interesting subjects you’ll find inside.

Lucban Historical Church and Grotto
Lucban Historical Church and Grotto

San Isidro Labrador, also known as Isidore the Farmer
The Catholic patron saint of farmers.

Lucban Historical Church and Grotto
Lucban Historical Church and Grotto

An empty seat for you…
The church seat of Lucban. Nice, clean, shiny and lens friendly!

Lucban Historical Church and Grotto
Lucban Historical Church and Grotto

I guess you can’t kneel down on this one coz it’s vertical. Hehehe!

Lucban Historical Church and Grotto
Lucban Historical Church and Grotto

Going back outside, lets frame the other side of the church.

For whom the bell tolls…

Lucban Historical Church and Grotto
Lucban Historical Church and Grotto

The Lucban Church Bell Tower.

Lucban Historical Church and Grotto
Lucban Historical Church and Grotto

Lucban Church on mono. Pointed, razor sharp and black! \m/

Speaking of mono and black & white… Here’s another church taken on Lucban. Taking a long meter walk from the Church of Lucban, you’ll find the Healing Church and Grotto.

Lucban Historical Church and Grotto
Lucban Historical Church and Grotto

Kamay ni Hesus Healing Church, also known as the Healing Church and Grotto.

Not only considered as one of the top holy destinations here in the Philippines, but also a tourist attraction here in Lucban.

Lucban Historical Church and Grotto
Lucban Historical Church and Grotto

The beautiful church before you take the steps of Grotto.

Lucban Historical Church and Grotto
Lucban Historical Church and Grotto

Since we’ve arrived here late (around 6:30 pm), we didn’t even get a chance to experience a 292 steps to reach the top of the Grotto. Gates are closed and the lights were off. Yeah too bad for the late comers just like us.

Good thing there’s the candle stand that simply catches our lens attention.

Lucban Historical Church and Grotto
Lucban Historical Church and Grotto

Candles… Aside from the crosses and saints, this is one thing that every churches have. The reason why I choose  to be the title shot of this post. Lighting out the darkness in your soul.

– The End

Thanks for dropping by to my Holy 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/
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Gears Used:
Canon EOS 1000D
Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM Lens

OST
Metallica – Blackened
Metallica – For whom the bell tolls

See Related Posts:
The Pahiyas Festival 2010, Art, Creative Decoration Photos
The Pahiyas Festival 2010, Lucban, Parikitan Portraits
The Pahiyas Festival 2010, Lucban House Snapshots, Photos

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